LUCKNOW: The chance discovery of a Jurassic nest by geologists in Tamil Nadu reiterates Darwin's philosophy of "nothing is constant'', incidentally in the 200th year of the `Theory of Evolution'. Underscoring this thought, noted geologist Prof Ashok Sahni, on Thursday, hailed the discovery by Periyar University researchers.

Hundreds Of Dino Egg Clusters Found
Radha Venkatesan | TNN

Coimbatore: Geologists in Tamil Nadu have stumbled upon a Jurassic treasure trove buried in the sands of a river bed. Sheer luck led them to hundreds of fossilized dinosaur eggs, perhaps 65 million years old, underneath a stream in a tiny village in Ariyalur district.

Fossil remains of dinosaurs and dinosaurs eggs found at the nesting site near Ariyalur by a research team of Periyar University

Living with plant roots, they

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Finding proof: Members of the International Geological Expedition conducting a study in Kadavur area of Karur district.

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Dhanbad, Aug. 6: Indian School of Mines University (ISMU) has received an unprecedented boost in funding of research and development projects since the last academic session.

According to available records, the outlay on research projects has increased to more than Rs 15 crore during 2008-09, compared to around Rs 4 crore a couple of years ago.

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the sudden rift occurring in the Ranitola hills about eight kms from Narsinghpur in Cuttack district has been hailed as a divine miracle by the locals, a scientific study has established it as a natural phenomenon.

Gabion-retaining structures and use of high-strength geo-synthetics for soil reinforcement can find a lasting, environment friendly and cost-effective solution to the problem of recurring landslides in the geologically fragile hill state like Himachal Pradesh, asserts geo-technical engineering expert Minimol Korulla.

The low-grade meta-sedimentary sequence of the Sirohi Group comprises an ensemble of phyllite, schist and meta-carbonate rocks (including impure marble) and marks late Proterozoic tectonics in the NW Indian block. The ? 18OV-PDB values for Sirohi meta-carbonates range from