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Climate change killing tropical glaciers, Ohio State study shows

In a couple of years, the only remnants of the head of the Amungme tribe’s god will be in a freezer at Ohio State University.The tribe lives in Papua, Indonesia, near Puncak Jaya, the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Andes and the site of the last remaining glaciers in the Pacific Warm Pool, a large body of warm water in the western part of that ocean.”They believe that the legs and arms of their god are the mountains and the valleys and the glacier is […]

Tropical glaciers dying, OSU study shows

In a couple of years, the only remnants of the head of the Amungme tribe’s god will be in a freezer at Ohio State University.The tribe lives in Papua, Indonesia, near Puncak Jaya, the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Andes and the site of the last remaining glaciers in the Pacific Warm Pool, a large body of warm water in the western part of that ocean.”They believe that the legs and arms of their god are the mountains and the valleys and the glacier is […]

Archaeology | Why analysis of ancient pottery is worth debating

Ancient American Indians made the first pottery in Ohio around 3,000 years ago. Around the same time, they were gathering into larger communities and becoming more sedentary. They ate a greater variety of foods, including some domesticated plants. In addition, these communities were merging into larger, regionally distinctive cultures with increasingly elaborate communal burial practices, eventually including the construction of burial mounds.The role pottery played in all this […]

Geology | A study of bones in aquatic reptiles shows some made for diving

In recent years, our understanding of the biology of prehistoric animals has exploded. Part of that is due, of course, to the discovery of new specimens.Another driver of that increase has been new technologies applied to fossils, things such as CT and laser scanning. Still another driver has been looking at old bones in new ways. A recent report on plesiosaurs is a great example.Plesiosaurs were aquatic reptiles that were contemporaries of the dinosaurs but were not […]

NASA's Orion space capsule to be transported by road to Sandusky after arriving in Ohio in Super Guppy's belly

The Orion space capsule will be transported on an oversized flatbed trailer to NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky on Tuesday. The Super Guppy, a huge, wide cargo plane some say resembles a beluga whale, landed at the home of the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday carrying the capsule inside its belly. .

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