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Plants & Animals Jan 21, 2022

Dinosaur food and Hiroshima bomb survivors: Maidenhair trees are 'living fossils'

Most of us are captivated by the thought of a "living fossil," which is any organism that appeared millions of years ago in the fossil record and survives today, relatively unchanged.

Paleontology & Fossils Jan 20, 2022

Plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, hybodonts: Looking back at three prehistoric predators of the Jurassic seas

The fossilized remains of a gigantic ichthyosaur, colloquially known as a "sea dragon," were recently uncovered at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve in the UK. Measuring at least ten meters in length and with a skull weighing ...

Ecology Jan 19, 2022

Hollow fossil melanosomes suggest earliest appearance of brilliant iridescent color in bird feathers

SEM and TEM observations of the feathers on an Early Cretaceous basal bird Eoconfuciusornis, from 130-million-year old lake deposits in Fengning, Hebei Province in northern China, present the earliest record of hollow melansomes ...

Paleontology & Fossils Jan 19, 2022

Fossils of sauropodomorph ancestor show it walked upright, was quick and agile

A trio of researchers at the University of Bristol has found evidence of an early ancestor of the giant sauropodomorph dinosaurs that walked upright and was also likely quick and agile. In their paper published in the journal ...

Paleontology & Fossils Jan 16, 2022

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

First, the beer was named for the fossil.

Paleontology & Fossils Jan 11, 2022

Ankylosaur was sluggish and deaf

German and Austrian scientists took a closer look at the braincase of a dinosaur from Austria. The group examined the fossil with a micro-CT and found surprising new details: it was sluggish and deaf. The respective study ...

Earth Sciences Jan 11, 2022

New study pinpoints twin triggers of Triassic era extinction event

Curtin-led research has revealed an increase in levels of both acid and hydrogen sulfide in the ocean was the double whammy that wiped out marine life during a mass extinction event 201 million years ago.

Education Jan 10, 2022

Problematic anonymous student feedback on teachers

Student evaluations, in the form of anonymous online surveys, are ubiquitous in Australian universities. Most students in most courses are offered the opportunity to rate the "quality" of their teachers and the course they ...

Environment Jan 10, 2022

'Don't Look Up': Real-world scientists comment on new movie's climate message

In the new Netflix movie "Don't Look Up," two actors playing fictional Michigan State University astronomers discover a comet on a collision course with Earth and struggle to convince people to take them seriously. The film ...

Astronomy Jan 07, 2022

Several asteroids are heading towards Earth: How we deal with threats

Don't look now—but we are currently experiencing a rash of stories about a forthcoming global catastrophe. But in a change from reports of pandemics and climate change, this global catastrophe is produced by the impact ...

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