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In my recent preprint on the incompleteness and distortion of sauropod neck specimens, I discuss three well-known sauropod specimens in detail, and show that they are not as well known as we think they are. One of them is the Giraffatitan brancai [...]
This brachiopod imprint is an Orthotetes keokuk found in the Borden Formation of Floyd County, Indiana, USA. The fossil is from the Mississippian Period. It measures about 7.3 cm wide and 5 cm tall.
Thanks to Kenny for letting me photograph
In 1994, Dr. Nancy Greig inherited what was “basically a hole in the ground.” More than 21 years later, the Cockrell Butterfly Center is a world-renowned exhibition, and Greig’s vision is a major part of the success of both the … [...]
A new, high quality video shows the recovery operations at the El Cambray II landslide in Guatemala, shich is now known to have killed at least 264
So, in just one (two-part) blog post, I propose to keep you from falling into a crazy cult, or posting one of those crazy videos on YouTube about chemtrails or the Moon landing hoax. Beware though, if you think what I’m saying is silly, then [...]
Archaeologist Graeme Barker has been working on a Neanderthal site in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. In August 2014 he had to leave that region due to advances made by ISIS forces. Last month he returned to continue his studies.
He makes a [...]
Two safety drills have interrupted the morning scientists présentations:
"Current control on plateform sedimentation": Christian Betzler, co-chief scientist.
"How salty was the sea? constraining seawater chemistry with ancient evaporites": Clara [...]
Several new studies have been published recently on old earthquakes and their geological footprint – time to list them and to recommend reading. Additionally, today’s paper digest also lists several articles which are not about [...]
Completing an 'Ice Station' means collecting samples over a wide range of Arctic water and ice conditions. Each station means a major orchestration of people and
Week 41 in Iceland was rather quiet, compared to last two weeks in Iceland. Here is a overview over the highlight in the earthquake activity in Iceland. South Iceland Seismic Zone (SISZ) Constant earthquake activity has been in … Continue [...]