Museum of dinosaurs in suburban Swiss city of Zurich - Aatale thief stole fossils 300 million years of age, and then voluntarily returned it, tossing in the mail. According to experts, the thief apparently just realized that sell relic fail due to its uniqueness and popularity among collectors.It is long-suffering invertebrate fossil inspired Swiss artist Hans Rudolf Giger to create an image in the famous alien classic sci-fi horror movie 1979 "Alien" director Ridley Scott, the British newspaper The Daily Mail. Ridley Scott picture shocked Giger Necronom IV with frightening long-headed Read more [...]
Long been considered: our planet is so close to the sun, even to a 10% greater - and the end of life. A new estimate makes the prospect of even more joyful: the earthly life of sunsets over the horizon in the next few hundred million years.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) expressed the need for revision of the habitable zone as a concept and offered his own version, based on more precise, in their opinion, taking into account the influence of greenhouse gases on the planetary temperature.
Scientists have relied on models and Evan James Casting Pu. But the results were the Read more [...]
22/12/2012 Geologists have determined the position of the Earth's equator in the Ordovician period, about 500 million years ago, studying the fossils in their natural occurrence. They followed what animals left their mark for 6000 km.
Analysis of the fossils showed that between 488 million and 443 million years ago, the line is not passed through Africa and South America, as it is today, and in North Greenland, the Canadian province of Manitoba and the states of Utah and Nevada. Paleontologists Zhisu Jin and Phil McCausland from the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Western Read more [...]
Professor of Geology in the Network posted a video that showed clearly how the earth was millions of years ago, and what changes are expected in the future continents. Ron Blakey from Northern Arizona University, posted the clip in order to demonstrate how the location and shape of the Earth's continents have changed over the last 600 million years. The video also presents predictions on how they will change over the next hundred million years, reports Globalscience. The scientist noted that the compilation of these paleogeographic maps it took him many years. He studied thousands of Read more [...]
12/11/2012 The birth of the living descendants of reptiles appeared about 280 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs.
As established paleontologists, one of the first live-bearing animals in the stories was Mesosaurus
- Marine reptile, lived in the early Permian in South America and South Africa, at that time was a part of the supercontinent Pangaea.
Perhaps in the first million years of evolution mezozavry were simply not able to produce eggs with a hard shell, suggested Dr. Graciela Piñeiro of the University of the Republic of Uruguay. "After the recent discovery of embryos mezozavrov Read more [...]
Parasitic way of life is very effective. Tapeworms are not squeamish and primitive vertebrates.Tapeworm eggs, found in the feces of shark that lived 270 million years ago, suggests that parasites assailed animals much earlier than previously thought.
Tapeworms are clinging to the inner walls of the intestine of vertebrates, and reaching the age of maturity, lay eggs which are released to the outside world with waste master. The study of the early history of these parasites - not an easy task, because their fossils from the time of the dinosaurs, are extremely rare. Have to analyze the coprolites.
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University of Michigan reported that the star Vega at least 200 million years older than previously thought - earlier researchers took Vega as an astronomical criterion with which to compare other stars and galaxies, as well as to build computer models of the life cycle of stars.
However, according to Associate Professor John Monnier, Vega rotates more slowly than originally anticipated, which means that the age of a few more stars than previously thought. Monnier and colleagues calculated that Vega makes one revolution in 17 hours, although it had been believed for that it takes only 12 hours. Read more [...]
12/13/2012 American scientists, astronomers announced the discovery of seven new galaxies through space telescope "Hubble".
According to experts, these galaxies were formed after small scientifically time after the birth of the universe age of about 13.7 billion years. "These early galaxies are used by some building blocks for today's galaxies," - said John Gryunsfeld, researcher, head of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration to NASA.
He noted that one of these space objects may be the oldest galaxy, scientists discover that it was not possible Read more [...]
Geologist Michael Thorne of the University of Utah, says that at the bottom of the Earth's mantle is the convergence of two "thermochemical piles," the size of a continent each. This process, occurring at a depth of 2,900 kilometers under the surface of the Pacific Ocean, can lead to a massive eruption that would cause massive destruction on Earth.
Scientists suggest that the supervolcano eruption will happen no earlier than 100 or even 200 million years. Findings will be published researcher in the February issue of the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, said portal IO9.
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Dalnegorsk known ufologist Valery Brier recently won an interesting - and, as he himself says - sensational - finds. Vladivostok resident Dmitry bought 3 tons of coal from Khakassia, south central Siberia, where the Kansk-Achinsk coal area of 400 square meters. km. In one of the pieces of coal sticking out, he found a strange rod-like piece of twig black and white. He brought the find in Dalnegorsk, researcher of anomalous phenomena Valery Brier. "We sawed the rod, which is extracted from coal Dmitry - said Brier. - The half I cleared from coal - and saw an aluminum rack is 7.5 cm long. Read more [...]
Small and, apparently, clumsy animal with a long neck and tail, was discovered in Tanzania in 1930. The new analysis shows that this is likely a dinosaur, and not one of his closest relatives. However, the incompleteness of the sample does not allow a definitive conclusion.Group of paleontologists believes she was able to identify most of the known age of dinosaurs - there is no more a Labrador retriever that lived about 243 million years ago. It is at least 10 million years older than the oldest known dinosaurs.
Finding can change the opinion of the researchers on how to develop this superorder. Read more [...]
Miocene mammal Necrolestes patagonensis appeared in this world, 16 million years ago in Patagonia, Argentina today. Currently Necrolestes refers to those species that were thought to have died shortly after the extinction of large dinosaurs in the late Cretaceous period. Since its discovery in Patagonia in 1891, was a mystery NecrolestesAn international team of researchers, including scientist John Vibl of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, made the incredible discovery of Necrolestes patagonensis, whose name translates as "Tomb Raider" because of the underground life. This is the Read more [...]
According to ITAR-TASS, it showed an American study. Experts from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Gainesville (Florida) traced the evolution of the human enzyme responsible for the metabolism of alcohol, alcohol dehydrogenase-4, and found that this enzyme appeared in the common ancestor of human, gorilla and chimpanzee about 10 million years ago.To conduct the study, experts have recreated alcohol dehydrogenases-4 extinct primate species. First they studied the DNA from 27 modern species of primates, and then began to move in the opposite direction. As a result, they were able Read more [...]
Mankind, it seems, does not rest until he has passed the notorious date on which the Mayans supposedly appointed doomsdayFIFTH SUN FROM THE SIXTHNumerous educators (and "KP" in particular) are tired to explain: the Maya predicted the end of the world is not on your calendar. Both the calendar does not terminate December 21, 2012, as some people think. On this day, just give another great cycle period of 5126 years. Fifth Sun, or, in the terminology and beliefs of the ancient Indians. And begin Sixth Sun.No, do not trust people. And waiting for a specified time of any disaster, which Read more [...]
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FIFTH SUN FROM THE SIXTH
Mnogochislennye educators are tired to explain, not the Maya predicted doomsday on your calendar. Both the calendar does not terminate December 21, 2012, as some people think. On this day, just give another great cycle period of 5126 years. Fifth Sun, or, in the terminology and beliefs Read more [...]
Scientists from the Netherlands, studying fossils found during the excavation, have come to the conclusion that their age is more than twenty-two million years.
These calculations are not baseless. Director of the Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Rozanov said that the average life span of mammals on earth is two and a half million years. Subtract from this period of 250,000 years, who have been living humanity, and the result will be the number of years that we have to live. That is, the end of the world could happen in the year 2252006.
Scientists think it is two Read more [...]
Mankind, it seems, does not rest until he has passed the notorious date on which the Mayans supposedly appointed doomsday
FIFTH SUN FROM THE SIXTH
Numerous educators (and "KP" in particular) are tired to explain: the Maya predicted the end of the world is not on your calendar. Both the calendar does not terminate December 21, 2012, as some people think. On this day, just give another great cycle period of 5126 years. Fifth Sun, or, in the terminology and beliefs of the ancient Indians. And begin Sixth Sun.
No, do not trust people. And waiting for a specified time of any disaster Read more [...]