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Antarctica’s fossil rainforest is a warning about climate change – Vox.com

Not far from the South Pole, more than half a mile below the ocean in a region that was once covered by ice, a layer of ancient fossils tells a surprising story about the coldest continent on Earth. Today, the…

Big-nosed dinosaur species discovered

Scientists have identified a new big-nosed dinosaur species among a collection of bones discovered on the Isle of Wight in southern England. This dinosaur had a much larger snout than either of the other two known species at the time.

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Fossil awards to USA, France and IETA at COP26 on Day 3

[embedded content] We hear so much about the new ambition by the USA. They have rejoined the Coalition of High ambition, increased climate finance, initiated the Global Methane Pledge, supported the Glasgow Declaration on Forests and land use but there…

Virgin Births Have Been Documented in Rare Bird Population – The Endangered California Condor

The temptation to quote Jurassic Park must have been irresistible for conservation scientists at a San Diego Zoo breeding program for critically-endangered California condors, when it was discovered that two females had conceived through “parthenogenesis,” also known as a virgin birth. The scientists looked around at the 467 males to see who might have mated […]

The post Virgin Births Have Been Documented in Rare Bird Population – The Endangered California Condor appeared first on Good News Network.

‘Once-in-a generation’ Fossil Discovery Reveals New Species in 16-Million-Year-old Amber

They’ve famously survived the vacuum of space, and even returned to life after being frozen for decades in Antarctic moss. But as hard as it is to kill the bizarre microscopic animal, the tardigrade, it’s harder to find one fossilized. In fact, only two have ever been discovered and formally named—until now. Lead researchers at […]

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What does a cute space robot know about climate change? A lot, actually. – Mic

One afternoon last summer, as the worst wildfires in Oregon’s history raged outside, my toddler and I sat down to watch Wall-E, the 2008 animated film about the last robot left on Earth, who is trying to clean all the…

Volcanic Eruptions Helped Dinosaurs Dominate Planet Earth

The relationship between dinosaurs and volcanoes has historically not always appeared so amiable. For decades, scientists argued over whether volcanoes or an asteroid caused dinosaurs’ abrupt extinction some 65 million years ago. It wasn’t until 2010 that an international panel…

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