Geography News

Jan 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

UK scientists have recently discovered a huge subglacial trough – deeper than the Grand Canyon – in Antarctica. This map of Antarctica shows the rough location of the recently discovered Ellsworth Trough. Image credit: American Geological Society / Polar Geospatial Center. Dr Neil Ross from Newcastle University and his colleagues spent three seasons investigating and mapping the Ellsworth Subglacial Highlands, an ancient mountain range buried...

Nov 28, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute has discovered two lakes about 800 m below the ice sheet...

Nov 27, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Using satellite images from Google Earth, Canadian scientists have found that fishing weirs off the coast of Persian Gulf countries could be catching up...

Sep 9, 2013 by Enrico de Lazaro

Oceanographers led by Dr William Sager from the University of Houston have discovered what they say is the biggest single volcano yet documented on our...

Aug 30, 2013 by Sci-News.com

An international team of researchers using radar data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge has discovered a previously unmapped canyon hidden for all...

Aug 26, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A collector from Austria has found what experts say is the oldest globe to show the Americas. The ostrich egg globe was made in 1504. Scientists say the...

Jul 5, 2013 by Natali Anderson

British-Australian team of scientists has revealed the past position of the Australian, Antarctic and Indian tectonic plates at 165 million years ago,...

Feb 25, 2013 by Natali Anderson

According to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, the islands Reunion and Mauritius are hiding a Precambrian microcontinent...

Jul 4, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

Librarians at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, have discovered a previously unknown variant of the famous map of the world printed...