Archaeology, Pyramids, Science

Ancient Egyptian weather report describes result of massive volcanic eruption

6 Apr , 2014  

“An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. A new translation of a 40-line inscription on the 6-foot-tall calcite block called the Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and “the sky being […]

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Archaeology, Cosmology, Earth Sciences

New finding shows climate change can happen in a geological instant

7 Oct , 2013  

“( —”Rapid” and “instantaneous” are words geologists don’t use very often. But Rutgers geologists use these exact terms to describe a climate shift that occurred 55 million years ago.  In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Morgan Schaller and James Wright contend that following a doubling in carbon dioxide levels, the surface […]

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