Fossils

Algorithm Reveals Some Of Us Have Dna From A Mystery Ancestor

Interbreeding gets a bad rap these days, but early humans loved a bit of interspecies action. Genes from fossils show our ancestors had entanglements with both Neanderthals and an ancient group called Denisovans. But new research suggests they also...
Related topics: Algorithms, DNA, Genetics, Paleontology

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A Closer Look At Water-splitting's Solar Fuel Potential

In the fight against climate change, scientists have searched for ways to replace fossil fuels with carbon-free alternatives such as hydrogen fuel.
Related topics: Paleontology, Hydrogen

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Cretaceous Confusion: ‘smallest Dinosaur’ Claim Retracted Amid Evidence Fossil Actually A Lizard

A scientific paper that previously reported the discovery of the smallest known dinosaur has retracted its original conclusion, with researchers now believing the animal to have been a lizard.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries

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Give Thanks To Fossil Fuels

Was the power on in your house this morning? If so, thank fossil fuels! A few parts of America do get energy from other sources. Washington state has fast-flowing rivers that allow Washingtonians to get most of their electricity from hydroelectric...
Related topics: Paleontology

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A Real Deal: Misfit Vapor X Is Somehow Just $14.99 Today ($245 Off)

Read the original post: A Real Deal: Misfit Vapor X is Somehow Just $14.99 Today ($245 Off) A couple of months ago, Misfit, one of Fossil’s brands that makes Wear OS watches and fitness wearables, hosted a sale that had us wondering if the...
Related topics: Paleontology

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Forget Cars, We Should Focus On Electrifying Trucks And Buses Instead

We need to change our transportation system, and we need to do it quickly. Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and...
Related topics: Paleontology

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Glimpses Of Earth's Ancient History Gleaned From Fossil Meteorites - Report

The process Professor Schmitz devised to extract ancient micrometeorites from the limestone they were preserved in relied on these space rocks' incredible hardiness.
Related topics: Paleontology, Meteorites

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This Technology Is Big Oil's Best Chance To Become Carbon Neutral

Many oil majors have now pledged some form of carbon neutrality in the coming decades in an effort to transform their brands from fossil fuel companies to all-encompassing energy companies. If successful, that could mean positive press, a...
Related topics: Paleontology

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Ancient Meteorites Can Be Found Embedded In Rocks, Like Fossils

Comets visit the inner Solar System, and leave without saying goodbye. Maybe they leave a trail of dust behind, and when the Earth passes through it, we get a pretty light show in the night sky, in the form of a meteor shower. Likewise, asteroids...
Related topics: Meteorites, Paleontology, Comets, Space, Meteor, Asteroids

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Oppo Watch First Wear Os Watch Launches Globally W/ Snapdragon Wear 3100, More

With the Wear OS segment lacking any real innovation thanks to an almost monopoly of Fossil-branded hardware, it’s great to see a new players enter the space. Oppo’s first Wear OS device, the Oppo Watch is now officially going global...
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Cephalopod Sinoceras Chinense Discovered Outside China For The First Time

Sinoceras chinense is a kind of extinct cephalopod mollusk that flourished in the late Ordovician. It is regarded as the index fossil of the Upper Ordovician Pagoda Formation on the Yangtze Platform of South China, with a likely age of early Katian.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Paleontology

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Space Dust Fossils Are Providing A New Window Onto Earth’s Past

by Caleb Davies To be a meteorite hunter means to search for the unutterably rare. On any given patch of land the size of Wales, an average of two olive-sized space rocks will fall in a year. Scientists and collectors are forced to go to...
Related topics: Paleontology, Meteorites

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Scientists Describe The Most Complete Fossil From The Early Stages Of Owl Evolution

Discoveries from the early stages of owl evolution are exceedingly rare. An approximately 60-million-year-old leg bone is the oldest fossil that can be assigned to an owl. "Other owls from this time period are also only known on the basis of...
Related topics: Paleontology

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Fossil Tracks: Wrong Number Of Fingers Leads Down Wrong Track

Have you ever wondered why our hands have five fingers while amphibians usually only have four? Until now it was assumed that this was already the case with the early ancestors of today's frogs and salamanders, the Temnospondyli. However, a new find...
Related topics: Paleontology

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If We Burned All The Fossil Fuels, Could We Melt Antarctica?

Andy Ridgewell Climate Change, World I constructed numerical models that incorporate as many of the key processes of the global carbon and climate system as is feasible. We then ran the model forced by a wide range of possible CO2 emissions...
Related topics: Paleontology, Antarctica (science), Carbon Dioxide

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How A Decrease In Transportation Emissions Can Impact Climate Change

Transportation is the top source of CO2 emissions worldwide. Our reliance on travel using energy via fossil fuel creates a carbon footprint that's far too big. Here's how we can shrink its size for the longterm security of our planet. Read...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide, Paleontology, Space

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World's Smallest Dinosaur Is Probably A Lizard

Paper that reported the animal’s discovery was retracted following new evidence from a similar fossil -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries

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Just How Sensitive Is The Climate To Increased Carbon Dioxide? Scientists Are Narrowing In On The...

At the dawn of the industrial revolution, the Earth's atmosphere contained 278 parts of CO₂ per million. Today, after more than two and a half centuries of fossil fuel use, that figure is around 414 parts per million (ppm). If the build-up of...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide, Paleontology

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Growing Up Trilobite

If you've ever held a trilobite fossil, seen one in a classroom, or walked by one in a store, chances are it was Elrathia kingii, one of the most common and well-recognized trilobites, and collected by the hundreds of thousands in western Utah. But...
Related topics: Paleontology

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How Oak Trees Evolved To Rule The Forests Of The Northern Hemisphere

Genomes and fossils reveal their remarkable evolutionary history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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