Posts Tagged Fossils

Future Humans May Call Us the ‘Chicken People,’ and Here’s Why…

Some ancient peoples have been identified by the pottery or tools that they used, but humans in the future just might refer to us as the ‘chicken people’. A study published recently in the Royal Society Open Science journal explains why… Read about it here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/64280-chickens-taking-over-world.html Advertisements

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Catch some of the most interesting science articles for last week here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Source (LiveScience.com): Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict…

Summary:  Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries… Read the rest of this article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705110027.htm

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Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago…

Intro:  The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis… Read the article here at enn.com: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/53513

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Continental Drift: Theory & Definition…

Intro:  Continental drift was a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth’s surface. Set forth in 1912 by Alfred Wegener, a geophysicist and meteorologist, continental drift also explained why look-alike animal and plant fossils, and similar rock formations, are found on different continents… Read all about the theory here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/37529-continental-drift.html

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2.5-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Predate Earth’s Oxygen… 

Fossils of what may be the oldest sulfur-eating bacteria ever found have been discovered in rocks dating back a staggering 2.52 billion years…  Check out this article at livescience.com: 2.5-Billion-Year-Old Fossils Predate Earth’s Oxygen

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Life in Earth’s soils may be older than believed… 

Summary:  Advanced imaging and analyses techniques have opened a new window into microfossils of ancient landscapes in Australia, report scientists…  From ScienceDaily.Com: Life in Earth’s soils may be older than believed

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Fossils of first plant-eating marine reptile found…

A bizarre crocodile-sized ’hammerhead’ creature, that lived 242 million years ago in what today is southern China may have been the earliest known example of a plant-eating marine reptile… the reptile is called ‘Atopodentatus unicus,’ Latin for “unique strangely toothed… Source thehindu.com: Fossils of first plant-eating marine reptile found  

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New fossils push the origin of flowering plants back by 100 million years to the early Triassic…

News from ScienceDaily.com… “Drilling cores from Switzerland have revealed the oldest known fossils of the direct ancestors of flowering plants… Flowering plants evolved from extinct plants related to conifers, ginkgos, cycads, and seed ferns. The oldest known fossils are pollen grains…” See full article below: New fossils push the origin of flowering plants back by […]

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