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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
  1. Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'
    The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist.
  2. Extreme pressure and heat in Earth's mantle simulated
    Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth's mantle. A research team has now solved the puzzle of the formation of these inclusions by simulating conditions of extreme heat and pressure in the laboratory.
  3. Wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat
    We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: their nests.
  4. The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa
    There are two competing ideas of how platinum deposits formed: the first involves gravity-induced settling of crystals on the chamber floor, while the second idea implies that the crystals grow in situ, directly on the floor of the magmatic chamber. Researchers have established that the crystals grow in situ, with its high platinum status being attained while all its minerals were crystallizing along the cooling margins of the magma chamber.
  5. Inattentive children earn less money at 35
    An international team finds that if kids can't pay attention in kindergarten, they will grow up to have less lucrative careers.