Some Awesome People

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

‘Digital gophers’ solve Mima mound mystery

9 December 2013
By Rebecca Morelle
Science reporter, BBC World Service, San Francisco


Mima mounds
These Mima mounds in Washington State cover a huge area

The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - has been solved, scientists say.

These geological anomalies are circular hillocks that cover great swathes of land. But scientists have been puzzled about what causes them.

Now new research suggests that tiny burrowing animals are their architects. (...)

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25259133

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments make our day brighter! Please keep them pure and nice. :D