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What Causes the Bizarre “Meeting of the Waters” in Brazil?

Looking as a big-sized sandbar or kind of serious pollution, the Meeting of the Waters in Brazil has actually incorporated the water from the rivers of Rio Negro and Rio Solimões. Although the two rivers meet up to give birth of the Lower Amazon River, in fact they never mix with each […]

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Photo credit: ESA. The shape of the Amazon Basinm mapped here using satellite altimeters is a relatively recent feature of the Earth.

Scientists Figure out Why the Amazon River Flows Backwards

The Amazon used to flow from east to west, just opposite to the present direction. The fact that the largest river on Earth reversed its direction is not a trivial thing, so the geologists have been trying to find out the cause for some time. Dr Victor Sacek from the […]

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