Changing what was previously thought to be taking of thousands of years, scientists from the Rice University in Texas has proved otherwise saying that formation of fine gems may take only minutes!
Named as ‘the roof of the world’, Tibetan plateau has been an attraction to countless expeditions, adventures of spiritual and scientific alike. Adding to its long list of marvels, researchers recently found that Tibetan Plateau is very much active geologically from underneath, in the first-ever study of its kind.
Anthropologists have discovered a 1.8 million years old early hominin settlement in Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania with some interesting evidence. The place has enough proof to say that some of our early ancestors settled and hunted there.
Researchers at Arizona State University have found micro and nano plastic particles inside human tissues. Alarming as it sounds, the health consequences from these undegradable particles are still unknown. Their findings are scheduled to be released today on a press conference at American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo.
According to a study published in the journal Communications Earth and Environment, scientists say that the melting ice sheet in Greenland has “passed in point of return” now. Earlier this year NASA reported that Greenland is melting 6 times faster than it was in the 90s thanks to climate change.
The 4000 years old, last intact Ice Shelf in Canada named Milne has broken up. It lost almost half of its size setting a massive ~79 km2 ice island and another massive piece of iceberg free-floating into the arctic sea.
The last few decades have seen more animals disappear at an alarming rate than ever! With the rapid change of the climate and environment, these animals face two options either to adapt drastically or face the extinction.