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Volcanic Eruptions

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Tracking mercury levels

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2013
ASTROPHYSICS Black hole jets emit iron, nickel

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
HEALTH SCIENCES Diesel fuelling obesity

What if Laki returns?

Author(s): Shruti Chowdhari
Issue Date: Nov 15, 2011
ICELAND experienced one of the most powerful lava explosions in the past 50 years from Grímsvötn volcano recently. The ash cloud spread across Iceland, UK and North Atlantic Ocean, and disrupted life.

Volcanoes’ rainfall twist

Author(s): Ravleen Kaur
Issue Date: Dec 15, 2010
MAJOR volcanic eruptions can disrupt rainfall patterns over the Asian monsoon region. A study has shown that big eruptions tend to dry up much of central Asia, but bring more rain to southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar—the opposite of what many climate models predict.

It wasn't the asteroid

Author(s): Sumana Narayanan
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2009
Volcanic eruptions drove dinosaurs to extinction HOW did the dinosaurs disappear from the face of this earth? One school of thought blames it on volcanic eruptions from the Deccan Traps of India. Another insists on an asteroid that hit the earth aeons ago. One of the longest running debates in scientific history, freshly found evidence has fuelled it anew.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2009
technology Mediaeval books dated by DNA testing

Miller's experiment revisited

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2008
Life's origin may lie in volcanic eruptions 3.5 million years ago the event that sparked life is often described as akin to a whirlwind spinning through a scrapyard and leaving behind a fully assembled jet. New research suggests this spectacular event was actually a volcanic eruption, some 3.5 billion years ago.

News 360° - Briefs

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2008
china land reform Policy to double rural earnings

Lusi down and under

Author(s): Snigdha Das
Issue Date: Jul 15, 2008
Scientists attempt to understand mud volcano's next move
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