Earth and Environment - Palaeontology

Environment - Apr 1
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team from the UK and Germany discovered forest soil from the Cretaceous period within 900 km of the South Pole. Their analysis of the preserved roots, pollen and spores shows that the world at that time was a lot warmer than previously thought.
Life Sciences - Feb 20

Giant clams, the largest type of invertebrate included in the study, survive today on tropical reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but many species from this group are under threat. "People collect them to carve the shells, as with elephant ivory, and to eat the clam because of its supposedly aphrodisiac-like properties," says paleobiologist Noel Heim.

Physics - Feb 14

A team of scientists led by Elizabeth Boatman at the University of Wisconsin Stout used X-ray imaging and spectromicroscopy performed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) to demonstrate ho

Earth Sciences - Jan 17
Earth Sciences

Researchers disprove theory of volcanic eruption as reason for mass deaths / Mineralogists and planetologists of the University of Münster participating in worldwide study in "Science' Was it volcanic

Palaeontology - Feb 14

A Yale-led study turns up the heat on a key question about dinosaurs' body temperature: Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? According to a new technique that analyzes the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells, the answer is warm.

Life Sciences - Feb 13
Life Sciences

A new study by scientists from the University of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences, shows a well-known group of extinct marine reptiles had an early burst in their diversity and evolution - but that a failure to adapt in the long-run may have led to their extinction.

Earth Sciences - Jan 16

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.

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