Active Volcano Discovered Under Glacier in Antarctica

Active Volcano Discovered Under Glacier in Antarctica

The Pine Island Glacier has been melting due to a volcano heat source that researchers have found underneath the glacier in Antarctica.  The volcanic activity was first noticed in 2007 and then verified in 2014.  This volcanic activity was discovered by some scientists at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.  From January to March of 2014 scientists […]

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Blood Test for Concussions

Blood Test for Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the blood test for concussions.  The handheld device is used to detect concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries in place of a CT SCAN.  Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator is used to diagnose brain lesions, but the lesions are not common in most concussions. The tests are very encouraging but […]

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How were the white cliffs of Dover, England, formed?

How were the white cliffs of Dover England formed

The white cliffs of Dover located on the southeastern coast of England, are composed of a variety of calcite shells, including single-celled plants called coccolithophores (a type of algae) that formed on the seafloor.  The conditions in the ocean were perfect to form these coccolithophores because the nitrite levels, low silicate concentrations, and the right amount of iron enabled them […]

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Antarctica’s Subterranean Ecosystem

Antarctica's Subterranean Ecosystem

Antarctica’s Subterranean Ecosystem is quite interesting. In Antarctica researchers have found an undersea ecosystem under an iceberg that broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula.  They say that Antarctica’s Subterranean Ecosystem has been hidden for over 120 thousand years.  As the iceberg moves it will reveal about 2240 square miles of seafloor that has been hidden from light.  The scientists will […]

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