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  • New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale

    By: David Coppedge A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original. Live Science calls it a Mother Lode – a new outcrop of Cambrian fossils in Kootenay National Park, … Continue reading

  • Dinosaur disarray

    by Jonathan O’Brien At Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, a confused tangle of bones juts from a ridge of sandstone, chock-full of dinosaur fossils. The sandstone is part of the Morrison Formation, a body of sedimentary rock extending from New Mexico … Continue reading

  • Building the ancient pyramids of Giza

    Paul v.L. from the Netherlands writes in response to How did they build the Great Pyramid?—an architect’s proposal: The French materials scientist Joseph Davidovits has a fascinating theory that the pyramids were (at least partly) constructed from in-situ cast “stones”. He … Continue reading

  • Hundreds of jellyfish fossils!

    by David Catchpoole What a storm it must have been! News reports said that hundreds of giant jellyfish once lived about 500 million years ago, but were ‘stranded by a freakish tide or storm’ on an ancient beach. Sand later buried … Continue reading

  • Radioactive Dating Methods

    Ways they make conflicting results tell the same story When it comes to measuring the ages of things, we are told that there are a dozen different radioactive dating methods and that they all give the same answer. Do they? … Continue reading

  • Super Scented

    Aerodynamics of odours in a dog’s nose What is highly sensitive to scent and can recognize the direction of the faintest odour? A dog’s nose! Customs officers use dogs to find drugs in luggage. Police use canines to trail an … Continue reading

  • Mammoth Hunters – Who Were They?

    Picture yourself as part of a group of people that crossed over the land bridge of the Bering Strait and you migrate south towards a warmer climate.  You don’t have a lot of provisions and equipment because all you could … Continue reading

  • Is The Famous Fish-Fossil Finished?

    Tiktaalik, the transitional star, faces an evolutionary dead-end Tracks of footprints found in a quarry in Poland have turned the palaeontological world upside down.1 For years there has been a neat evolutionary story about how fish evolved four legs and came … Continue reading

  • Tiktaalik Demoted to Has-Been

    The highly-publicized tetrapod missing link or “fish-a-pod” that made headlines in 2006 has been dethroned by new findings in Poland. Trackways said to be 18 million years older than Tiktaalik, showing digits and alternating steps, were announced today in Nature.1 … Continue reading

  • Earth Still Privileged Planet

    Astronomers have found over a thousand extrasolar planets now.  How does our solar system compare?  Thanks to the Kepler spacecraft, we now have a catalog of 1,235 alien planet candidates after just four months of operation.  Of the 408 that … Continue reading

  • Chinese Dinosaurs Were Fossilized by Flood

    Teeth and fossil bone fragments from a meat-eating T. rex-like dinosaur were discovered in a Chinese dinosaur bone bed. The remains indicate that the creature measured over 30 feet from nose to tail.1 How did such a large creature come to … Continue reading

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