Ice age

Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

The study showed that mutations in the gene called GDF5 resulted in shorter bones that led to a compact body structure while reducing the risk of bone fracture from falling.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

It is the first time that the various stages of a mass extinction have been accurately understood and that scientists have been able to assess the major role played by volcanic explosions in these climate processes.

Mar 07, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
CO2 in oceans sets off an ice age every 100,000 years

CO2 in oceans sets off an ice age every 100,000 years

According to the study published in the journal Geology, oceans sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere may have triggered this phenomena. 

Oct 30, 2016, 17:12 PM IST
Bee population escalated post last ice age, reveals study!

Bee population escalated post last ice age, reveals study!

According to the study conducted by experts from Flinders University of South Australia, the Australian small carpenter bee -- found in sub-tropical, coastal and desert areas in Australia --has flourished in the period of global warming following the last Ice Age some 18,000 years ago.

Jun 02, 2016, 00:01 AM IST
Ice age on Mars took place 400,000 years ago, claim scientists

Ice age on Mars took place 400,000 years ago, claim scientists

Making use of radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the study indicates that glacial period came to an end about 400,000 years ago.

May 27, 2016, 13:26 PM IST
Global warming likely to extend for thousands of years

Global warming likely to extend for thousands of years

The international team of scientists generated new scenarios for temperature rise, glacial melting, sea-level rise and coastal flooding based on state-of-the-art climate and ice sheet models.

Feb 09, 2016, 11:30 AM IST
DNA data uncovers unknown chapter of human history

DNA data uncovers unknown chapter of human history

This is remarkable because the M haplogroup is effectively absent in modern Europeans but is extremely common in modern Asian, Australasian, and Native American populations.

Feb 05, 2016, 17:55 PM IST
Global warming: Next ice age delayed for 100,000 years

Global warming: Next ice age delayed for 100,000 years

Global warming could delay next ice age, says a new study.

Jan 15, 2016, 20:20 PM IST
Agriculture didn't spur growth of human population

Agriculture didn't spur growth of human population

For their research, the scientists analysed radiocarbon dates from Wyoming and Colorado that were recovered predominantly from charcoal hearths, which provide a direct record of prehistoric human activity.

Dec 22, 2015, 17:00 PM IST
Earth heading for decade-long 'mini ice age' in 15 years?

Earth heading for decade-long 'mini ice age' in 15 years?

Researchers in the UK claimed to have created a new model that predicts the solar cycles more accurately than ever before.

Nov 05, 2015, 22:35 PM IST
Early Australians fought giant killer lizards

Early Australians fought giant killer lizards

During the last Ice Age, Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards, reveals new research that unearthed fossils of giant killer lizards.

Sep 24, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Rise in CO2 to melt world's glaciers

Just as it did at the close of the last Ice Age 11,000 years ago, rise in greenhouse gases will eradicate many of the world's glaciers by the end of the century, warns a new study.

Aug 22, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Case closed, says study: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers

Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published today.

Aug 22, 2015, 03:02 AM IST

Original Americans came from Siberia 23,000 years ago

The first people to reach the Americas came from Siberia, now in Russia, in a single group around 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age, says a new study.

Jul 22, 2015, 14:56 PM IST
Is `icy` winter age really coming by 2030?

Is `icy` winter age really coming by 2030?

Soak up that sun as much as you can as scientists have warned that we may face "Little Ice Age" by the year 2030.

Jul 17, 2015, 14:15 PM IST
Dramatic ice sheet collapse triggered global climate change

Dramatic ice sheet collapse triggered global climate change

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that the climatic events that ended the earlier ice age are surprisingly different to those of the last ice age.

Jun 11, 2015, 16:59 PM IST

Scientists to dissect life-sized T-Rex replica

Scientists have created a life-sized, anatomically complete version of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

May 18, 2015, 15:15 PM IST
How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age

How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age

A change in breeding habits and distinct genetic make up may have helped certain populations of the iconic emperor penguins survive the harsh climate during the last Ice Age, a study contends.

Mar 02, 2015, 21:55 PM IST
Ice Age thaw signalled 1,000 years earlier

Ice Age thaw signalled 1,000 years earlier

The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals - 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going to end, says a study.

Dec 18, 2014, 15:06 PM IST