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Geologists Find Lost Fragment of Ancient Continent

Geologists Find Lost Fragment of Ancient Continent

Geologists at the University of British Columbia have discovered by chance a new remnant of an ancient part of Earth’s continental crust: the North Atlantic Craton. The team made a chance discovery while sifting through diamond exploration samples from Baffin Island. Formed millions of years ago at depths of about 150 to 400 kilometres, Kimberlite rock samples are a mainstay

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Koalas are not Bears

Koalas are not bears

Yes! Koalas are not bears, they are in fact marsupials (a mammal with a pouch for the development of offspring ). But often it is called the koala “bear”. This tree-climbing animal is an iconic Australian animal. The fuzzy looking Koalas have hairs like the coarse wool of a sheep. Koalas have two opposing thumbs on their hands. Both of their

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Cheetah: The Only Big Cat that Cannot Roar

Cheetah: The Only Big Cat that Cannot Roar

Cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal which can go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in just only three seconds. Even most cars cannot compete with this much acceleration. These big cats are extremely agile and can make sudden turns even at high speed. Interestingly, Cheetahs are the only big cats that cannot roar! They have exceptionally good

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A Planet Where it Rains Metal

A Planet Where it Rains Metal

Scientists have discovered a planet in the galaxy in which it literally rains metal. The newly discovered extrasolar planet named by the scientists as WASP-76b is approximately 640 light-years from Earth. When day turns to night on the planet, it rains iron! This was recently published in the journal Nature. The findings came from a 60-day observation of the planet by

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Giraffe Interesting Facts

Giraffe Interesting Facts

The worlds tallest mammals are Giraffes. It’s legs alone about 6 feet long which allows them to run approximately 35 miles an hour but that only over short distances. They can easily run at 10 miles an hour over longer distances. Giraffes move in small groups of about half a dozen. Sometimes Giraffe battle each other by using their long

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