Discovery of water-containing gem points to vast oceans beneath the Earth

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Diamond sample containing the hydrous ringwoodite.

The Earth’s transition zone is the part of the Earth that exists between the upper and lower mantle. Scientists often theorize what lies in the transition zone. Many believe that the transition zone contains a lot of water, but there was no proof to support that idea. A group of geologists from the University of Alberta uncovered a water-containing gem that finally confirms this theory: there is water, possibly massive oceans of it, deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

 

 

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Multivitamins are a complete waste of money: Study

Multivitamins don’t contain any proven health benefits.

If you take multivitamins, you may want to reconsider your morning routine. The latest issue of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine, looks at the research and clinical trials and penned an editorial with a headline worth reading: “Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Mineral Supplements.”

Mineral House – Multi-Faceted Micro Home in Tokyo

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Mineral House

This striking micro home in Japan is an amazing example of efficient design for small-space living. Designed by Tokyo-based Atelier Tekuto, the faceted three-story home is located on a small corner lot near the center of Tokyo. Abstractly titled “Reflection of Mineral”, the home is a study in small spaces, simple finishes, and daylighting through the use of transparent and opaque surfaces that suffuse the interior with light. (Pics)

 

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Urinating On Tomatoe Plants Makes The Crop Four Times Larger

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Gardeners keen to boost their crop of tomatoes may be surprised to learn they can turn to an unusual and free source of fertiliser.  Allotment growers can enrich the soil and therefore their plants using their own wee, according to a new study.  Scientists discovered the unusual addition made crops up to four times larger.

 

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Third Of World’s Gas Reserve Found Beneath Arctic

Third Of World’s Gas Reserve Found Beneath Arctic

A third of the world’s remaining natural gas and 13 per cent of its oil is trapped beneath the Arctic 

Tensions over the Arctic’s untapped energy reserves are expected to build after a survey has found substantial mineral riches under the ice.

The analysis, by researchers at the U.S. Geologic Survey, found that a third of world’s remaining natural gas and 13 per cent of its oil are trapped beneath the oceans of the North Pole.

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Martian Soil May Contain Substance Less Friendly To Life

Martian Soil May Contain Substance Less Friendly To Life 
 Phoenix spacecraft’s inverted scoop preparing to take soil samples on Mars.

NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft has detected the presence of a chemically reactive salt in the Martian soil, a finding that if confirmed could make it less friendly to potential life than once believed.

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