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World`s largest water reservoir found deep in earth

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:33

In what could quench the thirst of billions of people in the future, researchers have discovered our planet`s largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet - bound up in rock deep in the earth`s mantle.

Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 17:00

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

Four-billion-year-old ancient rocks yield clues about Earth`s earliest crust

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:35

A researcher spent the better part of three years collecting and studying ancient rock samples from the Acasta Gneiss Complex in the Northwest Territories to understand the environment in which they formed.

Smartphone made from sea deposits?

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:13

Your future smartphone may be made out from deep-sea rocks, according to scientists who say that an untapped source of rare earth elements widely used in cell phones may lie under the sea.

These X-rays locate diamonds hidden deep in rocks

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 19:35

German researchers have developed a unique X-ray technique that brightens the prospects of locating diamonds hidden deep in rocks.

Martian dust reveals water content in ancient times

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:19

Mars rover Curiosity has more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil and in the process revealed a more detailed image of how much water was once present on the Red Planet.

Sorry, not much water on moon!

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 12:29

Overturning a long-held assumption, a team of researchers has discovered that the amount of water present on the moon`s surface may have been overestimated by scientists studying lunar rock samples.

Giant asteroid to zip between Earth, moon Wednesday

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:13

A giant asteroid, 100 feet wide, is set to fly past Earth early Wednesday evening, soaring fewer than 218,000 miles from our planet, which is slightly closer than the orbit of the moon itself.

Exact source of Stonehenge rocks identified

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 15:29

Researchers have been able to pinpoint the specific source of the Stonehenge rocks.

N-bombs to destroy earth-bound asteroids in space!

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 18:25

Nuclear bombs - itself a threat to the humanity - to save the earth from dangerous space rocks?

Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:41

American legend Pete Sampras on Friday lamented the lost art of serve and volley tennis and the one dimensional nature of the modern game, which he likened to "throwing rocks" at each other.

Indian-origin chutney maker faces drug charges in South Africa

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 20:42

An Indian-origin woman in South Africa, who runs a lucrative chutney manufacturing business, is facing charges of being part of a multi-million rand drug syndicate.