Underwater ruins of 3,000-year-old castle discovered in Turkey

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Istanbul, November 12, 2017 Archaeologists in Turkey’s eastern Van province discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year-old Urartu castle during underwater excavations in lake Van. The excavation led by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and Governorship of Turkey’s eastern Bitlis Province revealed that the underwater ruins are supposedly from the Iron Age Urartu civilization, also known as […]

280 Million Year Old Fossil Forest Discovered in … Antarctica

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By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor, November 15, 2017 Antarctica wasn’t always a land of ice. Millions of years ago, when the continent was still part of a huge Southern Hemisphere landmass called Gondwana, trees flourished near the South Pole. Now, newfound, intricate fossils of some of these trees are revealing how the plants thrived […]

L’épave du sous-marin allemand U69 découvert par la marine Néerlandaise

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par Vincent Groizeleau. 15/11/2017 C’est une belle et rare découverte qu’ont faite les marins du chasseur de mines néerlandais Makkum au large de la Normandie. Presque 100 ans après son naufrage, le 4 décembre 1917, l’épave d’un sous-marin allemand de la première guerre mondiale a été trouvée près de Barfleur. Selon la marine néerlandaise, qui […]

Dutch minehunter discovers wreck of German Imperial Navy submarine UC-69

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November 14, 2017 A Royal Netherlands Navy minehunter has discovered the wreck of the German Imperial Navy mine-laying submarine UC-69, 8.5 miles off the coast of Barfleur, northern France. Tripartite-class minehunter HNLMS Makkum made the discovery in late October but the wreck was identified in November. The wreck was identified by Dutch Navy submarine specialist […]

Le ventre chaud de l’Antarctique

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Par Marie-Claude Frenette, Radio-Canada avec BBC, 13 novembre 2017 Évaluer l’intensité de la chaleur qui émane de la roche sous-jacente à la calotte glaciaire en Antarctique contribue à déterminer les effets qu’auront les changements climatiques sur le continent. Une nouvelle carte permet d’identifier des zones plus à risque. Plus la température du sous-sol rocheux s’élève, […]

Antarctica’s warm underbelly revealed

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By Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent, November 13, 2017 This is the best map yet produced of the warmth coming up from the rocks underneath the Antarctic ice sheet. This “geothermal heat flux” is key data required by scientists in order to model how the White Continent is going to react to climate change. If […]