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Giant Insects Ruled The Sky Until Evolution Of Birds Kicked In
2012-06-05 04:02:22

Giant insects in ancient days use to be kings of the sky, until the evolution of birds about 150 million years ago. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz found that despite rising oxygen levels, insects eventually lost their grip as the dominate species in the sky.

Next Supercontinent Could Be Formed Near North Pole
2012-02-09 06:13:38

All of Earth's continents, believed to have once been joined together as a supercontinent known as Pangaea, will be reunited as a single landmass near the North Pole within the next 50 million to 200 million years.

2011-12-28 07:46:39

A small fish crawling on stumpy limbs from a shrinking desert pond is an icon of can-do spirit, emblematic of a leading theory for the evolutionary transition between fish and amphibians.

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2011-05-03 08:17:47

Extinction of fishes 360 million years ago created natural ecology experiment.

2011-02-15 14:31:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Pipeline Company is a team of midstream professionals and affiliate companies, serving the natural gas exploration and production industry.

2011-02-01 13:14:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Energy Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Koda Rathole, LLC which was made official on January 31st, 2011.

2010-08-18 14:05:00

DALLAS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Chestnut Petroleum is pleased to announce the recent completion of the Crowley Teeter #1H, a horizontal well drilled in the sweet spot of the massive Newark, East gas field in the Barnett Shale.


Latest Carboniferous Reference Libraries

Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.