- Climate Change Didn't Kill Megafauna
Dr Gavin Prideaux, paleontologist for Western Australian Museum and Flinders University, publishes an article in international journal Geology 's January 2007 edition that is certain to fuel what has become one of palaeontology's longest-running ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Jan 29 2007 - 3:14pm
- Who Laid The First Egg?
A decade ago, Shuhai Xiao, associate professor of geosciences at Virginia Tech, and his colleagues discovered thousands of 600-million-year-old embryo microfossils in the Doushantuo Formation, a fossil site near Weng'an, South China. In 2000, Xiao ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 30 2007 - 12:06pm
- Sediment Wedge Key To Glacial Environmental Stability
A wedge of sediment, pushed up by glacial movement, may be a buffer against moderate sea level rise, pointing to ocean temperature rise as the key factor in glacial retreat, according to two papers published today (March 1) in Science Express. "Sedim ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 7:44pm
- Earth-Shattering Events
Snail-racing is an action-packed spectator sport compared to watching the drift of Earth’s continents, which usually move just a few centimetres a year – about as fast as fingernails grow. But occasionally events quicken dramatically, and become interesti ...
Article - Douglas Blane - Mar 24 2011 - 3:38pm
- Yanoconodon Allini- 125 Million Year Old Fossil From Mesozoic Era Is New Mammal Species
An international team of American and Chinese paleontologists has discovered a new species of mammal that lived 125 million years ago during the Mesozoic Era, in what is now the Hebei Province in China. The new mammal, documented in the March 15 issue of N ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2009 - 6:00pm
- Finding Evidence Of First Plate Tectonics
Identification of the oldest preserved pieces of Earth's crust in southern Greenland has provided evidence of active plate tectonics as early as 3.8 billion years ago, according to a report by an international team of geoscientists in the March 23 ed ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 5:49pm
- Sandia Researchers Help To Understand Climate Change
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Mark Ivey and Bernie Zak are members of a research team from around the world whose work on the cold tundra in northern Alaska is helping to transform scientists' understanding of what the future may hold for ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2007 - 6:04pm
- Media Bias Distorts Details Of Past Earthquakes, Says Seismologist
The story of some violent historic earthquakes may need to be revisited, according to a study published in the April issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). Seismologists rely on written accounts, mostly local newspaper artic ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:16pm
- 3.2 Billion-year-old Surprise: Earth Had Strong Magnetic Field
Geophysicists at the University of Rochester announce in today’s issue of Nature that the Earth’s magnetic field was nearly as strong 3.2 billion years ago as it is today. The findings, which are contrary to previous studies, suggest that even in its earl ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2007 - 3:47pm
- NASA Data Show Earthquakes May Quickly Boost Regional Volcanoes
Scientists using NASA satellite data have found strong evidence that a major earthquake can lead to a nearly immediate increase in regional volcanic activity. The intensity of two ongoing volcanic eruptions on Indonesia’s Java Island increased sharply thr ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:22pm