Grand Canyon is so old that even dinosaurs roamed on it

The western Grand Canyon is so old that dinosaurs could have seen it, according to a new analysis. The research indicates the canyon in Arizona was largely carved out by about 70 million years ago, making it more than seven times older than widely believed by scientists.

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Warming Helped Decimate New England Cod Stocks

Cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine for centuries. Today, cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, hovering at 3 percent to 4 percent of sustainable levels, according to scientists. And even harsh fishing restrictions have failed to slow the rapid decline, surprising both fishers and fisheries managers.

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Ancient tsunami claimed to be 270 meters tall

A tsunami 73,000 years ago may have generated waves at least 270 meters (890 feet) tall, almost as high as New York's Chrysler Building, a study claim. However, the finding may not be the final word on a debate about ancient tsunamis, which other scientists have argued to be much smaller. The ...

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Oral histories of Indigenous Australians pass down to almost 10000 years

Indigenous Australians pass down stories that recall up to almost 10,000 years of history-and accurately, in at least some respects, a study concludes. These oral histories describe changes in the Australian coastline that actually occurred, due to rising sea levels, according to the researchers. "Anything that goes back thousands of years ...

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'Warm blob' in Pacific Ocean linked to weird weather

Strange weather has struck the United States in recent months-and some scientists say they have an explanation, in addition to the global warming generally acknowledged to be occurring. A persistent patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, ...

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