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Balkanatolia: Lost continent allowed Asian animals to colonize Europe 34 million years ago, researchers say

Balkanatolia
  • A team of paleontologists and geologists led by the French National Center for Scientific Research discovered a lost continent they named Balkanatolia, which is believed to have been the staging post for Asian mammals to cross over to Europe approximately 34 million years ago.
  • The continent was home to now extinct species of mammals different from those of Europe and Asia about 50 million years ago.
  • Balkanatolia, which is believed to have connected present-day Europe, Asia and Africa, became connected to Western Europe as a result of geographical glacial changes approximately 34 million years ago, leading to the colonization of the Asian mammals in Europe.

A team of paleontologists discovered a forgotten continent which is believed to be the land that helped mammals from Asia cross over to Europe approximately 34 million years ago.

The team of French, American and Turkish paleontologists and geologists led by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) researchers reassessed geological data relating to the Eocene region, which now belongs to the present-day Balkans, Europe and Anatolia, Turkey.

These Scientists Just Invented Wood as Strong as Steel

Engineers and scientists at the University of Maryland may have just found a way to make ordinary wood as strong as steel, titanium, and even carbon fiber.

The team of engineers, led by Liangbing Hu, associate professor of materials science and engineering and a member of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, went into details in its journal published in Nature to explain the science behind this new process that turns normal, ordinary wood into a material that could go up against steel.