A bizarre cross between a bird and a dinosaur had blue, brown and grey feathers, a long tail, and small teeth. What’s more, their brain morphology is perfectly transitional between bird and reptile, with a brain likely built to smell like reptiles, but also to see well in daylight like birds. Jeholornis lived 120 million […]
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Using a special camera, astronomers have found several new sun-hugging asteroids, including the biggest potentially hazardous asteroid in 8 years.
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This was the moment when NASA, including science mission chief Thomas Zurbuchen, celebrated the complete and utter destruction of one of their spacecraft. While that sounds like a strange thing to celebrate, it was humanity’s first real-world test to see if we could alter the path of an asteroid if ever one were discovered heading […]
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Churn under sea: Can increase in seafloor spreading speed up global warming – Down To Earth Magazine
Seafloor spreading, caused by an upwelling of magma, has led to episodes of global warming in the geologic past; the spread rate has slowed down in last 19 million years, but could gather momentum Life on Earth began 3.5 billion years…
The following is the 40th in a series of excerpts from Kelvin Rodolfo’s ongoing book project “Tilting at the Monster of Morong: Forays Against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and Global Nuclear Energy.“ Early history The fossil fuel industry, more than a century…
Paleontologists have discovered the oldest dinosaur ever found in Africa, and one of the earliest to ever evolve. Stories are difficult to understand without starting at the beginning, and the story of the dinosaurs’ nearly 200 million-year reign on Earth is no exception. The researchers hope the fossil can fill in critical gaps in the […]
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A volcanic catastrophe off the Norwegian coast likely explains dramatic global warming 55 million years ago – Sciencenorway
Several new Norwegian and international studies about this mysterious global catastrophe will soon be published. By all accounts, the studies will point to the Vøring Plateau just west of the town Sandnessjøen in Northern Norway, as the reason behind this…