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New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Platryachella sp. / Devonian Brachiopod
This fellow is Platyrachella sp. a brachiopod from Middle Devonian deposits of the renamed the Little Cedar Formation, Cedar Valley Group (probably out of the Solon Member) near Benton County, deep in the agricultural belt of east-central Iowa.
Driving through Benton you see long, gently rolling slopes, farms of corn and soybean growing in deep
I got a wonderful surprise a couple of nights ago! I found myself wondering where the widely quoted (and ludicrous) mass estimate of 180 tons for Ultrasauros came from, and went googling for it. That took me to a blog-post by Brian Switek, which linked to a Google Books scan of what turned out to
They were very intense in the 70's cycle. They would scare the heck out of you, and make the electricity box spark. They could blow lightbulbs that weren't turned on. Right now, one of these is coming [...]
At a hearing of the House Science Committee on Thursday, she’ll explain her research and why changing polar ice matters to everyone in America and around the
Laut Maluku adalah sebentuk perairan yang membentang di sebelah timur pulau Sulawesi bagian utara. Pulau-pulau yang bertebaran di perairan ini membentuk kepulauan yang adalah buminya para raja. Yakni [...]
Traveling in Newfoundland, Callan visits a seaside outcrop showing a Proterozoic submarine slump complex, overprinted by tectonic cleavage and weathered by the sea.
The post A submarine slump complex at Sandy [...]
Auf der Vulkaninsel Stromboli gehrt man nach der großen Eruption vom 3. Juli langsam wieder zur Normalität zurück. Der Aufstieg auf den Vulkan ist zwar weiterhin gesperrt, doch Touristen besuchen wieder die [...]
India's Water Management Crisis
A piercingly clear essay by Himanshu Thakkar on why India must realign its water resources priorities from big dams and river linking projects to protecting, managing, and [...]
A while back I was visiting my cousin Kenny and he had this fossil under the microscope. The field of view might be 4mm. It has a blue glossy sheen to it. It appears to be a fragment of a fish fossil. The [...]
A jawbone discovered in a Tibetan cave turned out to be that of a Denisovan who had lived and died there about 160,000 years ago (see: Denisovan on top of the world; 6 May, 2019). That discovery owed nothing [...]
Tree Corps visits the Wooster Tree Ring Lab. Tree Corps is a program run out of the Holden Arboretum designed to provide training to the arboriculture workforce in the Cleveland Area. It is funded by the [...]
It took six days to sail to Point Nemo, the most inaccessible point of the ocean on this planet, to drill a sample from the ocean
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Ya sabéis que somos muy fans de Fake Science y sus coñas científicas, pero hacía tiempo que no los traíamos por aquí. En esta ocasión, especulan con qué pasaría si los dinosaurios viviesen en la [...]
El Grupo de Biología evolutiva de la UNED ha defendido varios trabajos relativos al estudio de tortugas fósiles europeas, africanas y centroamericanas en el recientemente celebrado el XVII Annual Meeting de [...]
Birds originated from a theropod lineage more than 150 million years ago. Their evolutionary history is one of the most enduring and fascinating debates in paleontology. In recent years, several discovered [...]