Fossils

New Photocatalyst Produces Ammonia From Atmospheric Nitrogen At Room Temperature Without Fossil...

Ammonia (NH3) is a major component in fertilizer and a promising carbon-free energy carrier. However, ammonia production consumes around 2 percent of the world's total energy production and releases 500 Mt of carbon dioxide annually. A research team...
Related topics: Paleontology, Carbon Dioxide

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Satellites Used To Track Methane Leaks In Climate Fight

A yellow streak representing high concentrations of methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas, is visible over southern Iraq on a map produced by Kayrros, a French firm that uses satellites to track leaks from fossil fuel facilities.
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Fossil Dental Exams Reveal How Tusks First Evolved

A wide variety of animals have tusks, from elephants and walruses to five-pound, guinea pig-looking critters called hyraxes. But one thing tusked animals have in common is that they're all mammals—there are no known fish, reptiles, or birds with...
Related topics: Paleontology

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What Big Teeth You Have: Tooth Root Surface Area Can Determine Primate Size

Researchers have developed formulas that can calculate the body size of a primate based on the root size of its teeth. The formulas could allow researchers to make use of partial and incomplete fossils in order to learn how ancient primates -...
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A 193-million-year Old Nesting Ground With More Than 100 Dinosaur Eggs Offers Evidence They Lived...

An artist's reconstruction of a Mussaurus patagonicus nest. Jorge Gonzalez Paleontologists found 100 eggs and 80 skeletons from a dinosaur called Mussaurus at a nesting ground in Patagonia. The fossils were grouped into clusters of adults and...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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5 Questions For Jamie Beard On The Potential Of Geothermal Energy

By James Pethokoukis and Jamie Beard Is the future of clean energy right beneath our feet? By tapping into the infrastructure and expertise of the oil and gas industry, geothermal energy could deliver a scalable fossil fuel alternative. On a...
Related topics: Paleontology

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Watch: Largest Triceratops Skeleton To Be Auctioned

The biggest triceratops fossil ever discovered is expected to fetch up to $1.75 million at a Paris auction house this week.
Related topics: Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries

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Microorganisms Are Sensitive To Large-scale Climate Change In Antarctica

For a long time, scientists assumed that microorganisms, due to their broad distribution patterns, were much less affected by such climatic changes than plants and animals that often present very limited distribution areas. By examining fossils of...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Paleontology

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Fossils Of Two Early Cretaceous Species Discovered In Southwest Arkansas

Two new species dating back to the Early Cretaceous Period were recently discovered in Sevier County in southwest Arkansas. One is a small skink researchers named Sciroseps pawhuskai and the other is a new fish named Anomoeodus caddoi.
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Australia's Oldest Dinosaur Was A Peaceful Vegetarian, Not A Fierce Predator

Ipswich, about 40 kilometers west of Brisbane, seems an unlikely place to find dinosaur fossils. Yet the area has produced the oldest evidence of dinosaurs in Australia.
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Paleontology

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When These Solar Farms Need Their Grass Cut, They Call In Some Woolly Landscapers

It’s ren-ewe-able energy. On some solar farms in New York state, sheep act as landscapers, grazing among the solar panels to manage vegetation. It’s a way to manage industrial-scale solar arrays without the use of fossil fuel-powered...
Related topics: Solar Power, Paleontology

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We Can Make The Steel Of Tomorrow Without The Fossil Fuels Of Yesteryear

The modern world has grown around steel bones — everything from tools and home appliances to skyscrapers and airplanes use the versatile material in their construction. But the process of making steel is a significant contributor to global warming...
Related topics: Paleontology, Global Warming

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Giant Retailers Pledge To Leave Fossil-fueled Ships Behind

A cargo ship carrying containers are seen covered in thick smog in Near of Kolkata City on January 25.2021. | Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images Major retailers, including Amazon and Ikea, are beginning to clean up...
Related topics: Paleontology, Science Photos, Amazon

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Fossil Fuel Development To Exceed Global Climate Targets

Planned oil, gas and coal production is not inline with countries’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers Zero In On Methane Released From Reservoirs

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that accounts for about a fifth of today's global warming. In addition to methane emitted from livestock and other agricultural practices, the gas is also spewed from the production, transport, and burning of...
Related topics: Global Warming, Paleontology

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Nasa, Ula Launch Lucy Mission To ‘fossils’ Of Planet Formation

NASA's Lucy mission, the agency's first to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Over the next 12 years, Lucy will fly by one main-belt asteroid and seven Trojan asteroids, making it the agency's...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Paleontology, Jupiter, Asteroids

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5 Weird And Wild Animals You've (probably) Never Heard Of

These threatened species include living fossils, scaly mammals, and the biggest rodent ever.
Related topics: Paleontology

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A New Fossil Discovery May Add Hundreds Of Millions Of Years To The Evolutionary History Of Animals

Ever wonder how and when animals swanned onto the evolutionary stage? When, where and why did animals first appear? What were they like?
Related topics: Paleontology, Scientific Discoveries

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Nasa Launches Mission To Explore Solar System 'fossils'

One of the more important missions to study the early Solar System is now underway. NASA has launched Lucy, a robotic spacecraft that will be the agency's first to explore the Trojan asteroids trapped near Jupiter's Lagrange points....
Related topics: NASA, Space, Paleontology, Robots, Spacecrafts, Asteroids, Jupiter

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Carbon Sequestration As A Service Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. While most attempts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions focus on reducing the amount of CO2 output, there are other alternatives. Carbon capture and sequestration has been an active...
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