Navigation Links
September Geology and GSA Today media highlights
Date:8/28/2007

, Earth Consultants International, Tustin, CA, 92780, USA, and Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. http://www.gsajournals.org/perlserv/"request=get-document&doi=10.1130%2Ffocus092007.1


GSA TODAY SCIENCE ARTICLE

Blue Nile incision on the Ethiopian Plateau: Pulsed plateau growth, Pliocene uplift, and hominin evolution
Nahid DS Gani, Energy and Geoscience Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA; et al.

More than three million years ago, early hominins evolved the ability to walk upright and in doing so started us along the evolutionary path that eventually gave rise to Homo sapiens. It was Darwin who first suggested that a change of climate, giving rise to vast, arid, savannahs, may have spurred on human evolution all those millions of years ago. But what caused that change of climate" Could the formation of one of Earths most spectacular landscapes, the Ethiopian Plateau, have been responsible for development of the great African grasslands" And if so, what were the geological processes that led to the formation of the plateau" To answer these questions, Nahid DS Gani of the University of Utah and colleagues turned to some of the most advanced technology that our species has yet produced - the Space Shuttle. By integrating radar topography data collected by the space shuttle with field observations, Gani and colleagues have placed tight constraints on the topographic evolution of the Ethiopian Plateau. Their results indicate that rapid uplift of the plateau began about six million years ago and was related to the development of large shield volcanoes that erupted great volumes of basalt. These findings suggest that plateau formation resulted from the presence of a hot plume of mantle pushing up against the base of the African continent. The timing of plateau formation coincides with
'/>"/>

Contact: Ann Cairns
acairns@geosociety.org
303-357-1056
Geological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Related biology news :

1. Great White shark evolution debate involves WSU Lake Campus geology professor
2. Team of international scientists departs today to discover the unknown in Chinas Himalayan region
3. Todays babies are fatter babies
4. Gene sequencing explains bioremediation bug
5. FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Home-Use Diagnostic Kits Marketed by Globus Media
6. Activation of thermoreceptors mediates raw garlics burning pungency
7. A hope for oil spill bioremediation
8. Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action
9. Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered; opportunity for drug development
10. HIV accessory protein disables host immunity via receptor-protein intermediary
11. New journal article urges use of animal serum-free media for growing live cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... are turning away from using triclosan as an antimicrobial ... concerns. And now scientists are reporting new evidence that ... the ACS journal Chemical Research in Toxicology , ... called octylphenol, promoted the growth of human breast cancer ... mice. , Kyung-Chul Choi and colleagues note that hormonal ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... first cause of dementia and affects some 400,000 people ... been found. One of the reasons for this is ... cause alterations in nerve transmissions and the loss of ... from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Universitat Autnoma ... memory consolidation and were able to develop a gene ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... technique used to read quickly. It involves visual ... words and/ or sentences. Similarly to humans, biological ... "read" genetic information. Genes that need to be ... the encoding message, the easier it will be ... Gulbenkian de Cincia (IGC, Portugal) and Centre for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):In lab tests, the antimicrobial ingredient triclosan spurs growth of breast cancer cells 2Loss of memory in Alzheimer's mice models reversed through gene therapy 2Cell division speed influences gene architecture 2
... Inc., (formerly Automated Vending Technologies) (Ticker: AVTCD.PK) ( ... automated retailing industries by offering an ATM-style kiosk ... 24-hours a day, without the need for a ... system uses advanced biometric fingerprint recognition and a ...
... University Medical Center researchers have found a genetic variant ... after a coronary artery bypass. The scientists ... two different sets of patients, with about 1,000 patients ... "After the second analysis, we were ecstatic to see ...
... September 13, 2011 New research conducted at the ... a healthy liver. The pilot study, conducted by Dr. Keiko ... and Life Sciences, showed that healthy laboratory rats fed a ... pure maple syrup from Canada yielded significantly better results in ...
Cached Biology News:Gene linked with death after coronary bypass surgery 2Researchers uncover a potential new benefit of pure maple syrup on liver health 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... research solutions, today announced that Lupin Limited, one of ... Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System for high ... Mumbai, India, is focused on a wide range of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , ... Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. , Details: ... dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving ... its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 at Warrington ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider of ... regulatory, business, and media events in the United States ... former associate Virginia Cox , JD, is returning to the ... Virginia Cox re-joins 3D after more than two years of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... The largest international professional organization of scientists ... derivatives thereof has endorsed an educational program that ... challenges of adulterated herb and botanical products. ... The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8
... Fisher,Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO ) today ... a leading third-party logistics provider to the,pharmaceutical ... was previously majority-owned by Arsenal Capital,Partners. With ... Priority,Solutions offers a comprehensive range of services ...
... With a special eye for the,details hidden from casual ... G. Aspinall. Photographs of architectural details from beaches,to buildings ... fore. The,collection includes images from seven different countries., ... the,president of Genzyme Genetics, is also a talented artist ...
... - Biomira Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOM ),(TSX: BRA) ... Chief,Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the ... EDT on Wednesday, October 10. The presentation ... be accessed at: http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/confLobby.zhtml?ticker=BIOM&item_id=1 ,657575 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Logistics Provider to Strengthen Clinical Trials Management Services 2Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Logistics Provider to Strengthen Clinical Trials Management Services 3Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Logistics Provider to Strengthen Clinical Trials Management Services 4An Uncommon Eye: Photography Exhibit by Biotechnology Executive at BHCC Gallery 2
LECHNER AND LaVECK MEDIUMfor the clonal growth of normal human bronchial and other epithelial cells. Requires additives. With glutamine.Recommended storage condition:oC to 8oCIntended use(s):research...
...
... OrientExpress™ System Modules ... synthesis and directional cloning ... T7 expression vectors ... configuring OrientExpress™ Cloning Systems, ...
... and antibody-based immunoaffinity matrices, such as ... times without compromising antigen-antibody reactivity, the ... agents has precluded the application of ... The CHEMICON Re-Blot Plus Western Blot ...
Biology Products: