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  • Danube Delta Holds Answers to ‘Noah’s Flood’ Debate [science]

    01/23/2009 8:15:56 PM PST · by Coyoteman · 54 replies · 735+ views
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ^ | January 22, 2009 | Media Relations
    Did a catastrophic flood of biblical proportions drown the shores of the Black Sea 9,500 years ago, wiping out early Neolithic settlements around its perimeter? A geologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and two Romanian colleagues report in the January issue of Quaternary Science Reviews that, if the flood occurred at all, it was much smaller than previously proposed by other researchers. Using sediment cores from the delta of the Danube River, which empties into the Black Sea, the researchers determined sea level was approximately 30 meters below present levels—rather than the 80 meters others hypothesized. “We don’t...
  • Underwater archaeology: Hunt for the ancient mariner

    01/26/2012 9:06:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Nature ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Jo Marchant
    Foley, a marine archaeologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, and his colleagues at Greece's Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities in Athens have spent the day diving near the cliffs of the tiny island of Dia in the eastern Mediterranean. They have identified two clusters of pottery dating from the first century BC and fifth century AD. Together with other remains that the team has discovered on the island's submerged slopes, the pots reveal that for centuries Greek, Roman and Byzantine traders used Dia as a refuge during storms, when they couldn't safely reach Crete. It is a nice...
  • Abraham's test [Woods Hole fires biologist for not accepting Darwinism]

    01/24/2008 5:30:01 AM PST · by Zender500 · 34 replies · 178+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 12, 2008 | Mark Bergin
    Nathaniel Abraham left India and moved to the United States in 1997 to pursue science. He studied biology at St. John's University in New York, where he earned his master's degree and doctorate. He developed expertise in toxicology and developmental biology pertaining to zebrafish. His academic rigor and top-notch research skills advanced his career quickly, landing him a job in 2004 at the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. By every indication, Abraham had realized his American dream: a job in the field he loved, an employer eager to sponsor a new visa, a sense of financial security, and...
  • Biologist: I Lost my Job Because I Don't Believe in Evolution

    12/11/2007 1:17:37 PM PST · by Froufrou · 284 replies · 195+ views
    FOX ^ | 12/11/07 | Unknown
    A biologist is suing the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, claiming he was fired in 2004 after he told his boss he does not believe in evolution. Nathaniel Abraham, who worked as a postdoctoral researcher in a biology lab of the Cape Cod research center, is seeking $500,000 in compensation for his firing, which he claims was a violation of his civil rights. In his lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court, Abraham said he lost his job shortly after he told his superior that he did not accept evolution as scientific fact. Evolution is a fundamental tenet of...
  • Study Finds Hurricanes Frequent in Some Cooler Periods

    05/24/2007 1:44:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 761+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2007 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    Over the last 5,000 years, the eastern Caribbean has experienced several periods, lasting centuries, in which strong hurricanes occurred frequently even though ocean temperatures were cooler than those measured today, according to a new study. The authors, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, say their findings do not necessarily conflict with recent papers asserting a link between the region’s hurricane activity and human-caused warming of the climate and seas. But, they say, their work does imply that factors other than ocean temperature, at least for thousands of years, appear to have played a pivotal role in shaping storminess in the...