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The “shock” origin of extraterrestrial diamonds


It’s the largest diamond ever found in a meteorite, measuring one-tenth of a millimeter. As if that’s not enough, it should also be added that for the first time together with "large" diamonds of this type, nanometer diamonds have been identified (a diamond of one tenth of a millimeter is about 100

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Climate change: eyes on the permafrost


The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emphasizes, as if there were still any need for it that without taking measures to reduce climate-changing gas emissions we will certainly face serious repercussions. It is therefore essential to plan policies that combat

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From the museum, a new race of myliobatiform is found in fossils


An international group of researchers, including Luca Giusberti from the University of Padua’s Department of Geosciences, discovered a new race of myliobatiform fossils (Lessiniabatis aenigmatica) in the Natural History Museums of Paris, Florence, and Udine. The new race of stingray has a unique and

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About the Nature index and Padua’s ranking


The famous Nature Index is getting very influent. But what is it about? It’s a very special ranking, based on the number of articles published in few high quality scientific journals. Those 82 journals on the list have a very strong international impact on science. This ranking is drawn up for

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Diamonds: when the age is important


Discovering how old a diamond is, helps us understanding Earth’s evolution: the age of diamonds covers a period of time on our planet ranging from 3.6 billion to 100 million years ago. But how do we guess diamonds’ age?We’ve talked about how diamond age is determined in the article Protogenetic

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