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Antarctic moss brought back to life after being trapped in ice for 1,500 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:41

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and Reading University have shown that moss can come back to life and continue to grow even after being frozen in Antarctic ice for over 1,500 years.

Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:13

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.

Large ancient mammals survived on flowering plants: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 15:56

Flowering plants may have been a critical source of nutrition for large ancient mammals, shows a new research.

Diet of large herbivores like mammoths 25,000 years ago revealed

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:16

A team of researchers has used DNA testing to give a unique view of the diet of large mammals which roamed the northern hemisphere in the last ice-age.

What led to Ice Age megafauna extinctions

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 12:07

Researchers have said that the gut content from permafrozen woolly rhinos, mammoth and other extinct ice age mammals could help reveal what led to this extinction.

`Sleeping` sun could cause devastating new `mini` ice age in Europe

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 14:28

Scientists have warned that the recent lack of activity in sun could lead to a new mini ice age, just like 17th century`s Maunder Minimum, in European countries.

`Ice Age 5` to theatres in 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 09:06

The fifth installement of hit animation series `Ice Age` is set to release on July 15, 2016.

Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 19:56

The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late -- with fewer sunspots than anytime in the last century -- prompting curious scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth.

World entering a period of global cooling, warn researchers

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:39

Researchers have found that the extraordinary “reverse” of global warming has led to a 60 per cent rise in ice-covered ocean, giving way to a new trend dubbed “global cooling”.

1800`s industrial soot in Europe blamed for glacial retreat

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 19:53

A NASA-led team of scientists has found proof that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s.

Antarctic penguins thrived during Little Ice Age

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 18:33

Penguin populations in Antarctica surged during the Little Ice Age - a cold period between 1500 and 1800 AD, a new study suggests.

Antarctic ice core reveals how last ice age ended

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:00

Analysis of an Antarctic ice core has revealed that warming in the frozen continent began about 22,000 years ago, a few thousand years earlier than suggested by earlier records.