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5 Interesting Facts about the Continents of the World

5 Interesting Facts about the Continents of the World

Generally, it is believed that there are 7 continents in the world but some nations are of the view that there are only 4. This discrepancy is caused by the fact that we don’t have a definite definition for this entity and none of the speculations can be rejected. Although the distribution of continents is…

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Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Scientists have figured out the likely trigger for the three ice ages, which occurred in the last 540 million years. The term ‘Ice Age’ refers to a period during which global temperatures fall drastically to produce extensive glaciers and ice sheets that stretch well beyond their polar caps. According to a recent study, tectonics in…

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