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global warming
2014-12-16 08:21:44

This isn't the first time global warming has occurred. But will we survive it again?

Better Understanding Arctic Climate Change Based On Shark Teeth
2014-07-10 08:44:06

The current study used shark teeth collected from a new coastal site on Banks Island, which allowed them to gain a more complete understanding of the changes in ocean water salinity across a broader geographic area.

reconstruction of the early Eocene
2014-07-09 09:33:31

The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch period. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia.

modern day sand tiger shark
2014-07-01 05:12:56

Most sharks today are strictly saltwater fish, however, a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Chicago reveals that this was not the case 50 million years ago.

Antarctica Was A Balmy 72 Degrees Fahrenheit During The Eocene
2014-04-22 13:07:31

Previous studies have shown that Antarctica was a much warmer continent 40 to 50 million years ago and a new report from a team of American, Dutch and Australian researchers has revealed finer details on the milder temperature that blanketed the region at the time.

Killing Name Of An Extinct Sirenian Species
2014-04-03 12:34:02

Sirenians, or sea cows, are a particular group of mammals that superficially resembles whales in having, amongst other features, a streamlined-body and horizontal tail fluke.

reconstruction of Dormaalcyon latouri
2014-01-07 04:06:08

Over 250 teeth and ankle bone fossils discovered in Belgium have allowed researchers to gain new insight into some of the best-known and most-loved mammals on Earth, according to a new study appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Dwarfism In Mammals Also Occurred During Second Warming Period
2013-11-03 05:03:03

While scientists have known for several years that some mammals became smaller during a period of warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, researchers have found a second instance of mammalian “dwarfing” attributable to increasing temperatures.

Oceans May Change Drastically In The Future
2013-08-06 05:37:31

A new study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, reveals the look of the oceans will change drastically in the future as the coming greenhouse world alters marine food webs and gives certain species advantages over others, if history's closest analog is any indication.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.