Latest Howard Falcon-Lang Stories
Numerous fossils -- including some collected by Charles Darwin -- have been rediscovered in an old wooden cabinet that had been tucked away in a dark corner of the British Geological Survey (BGS) headquarters in the UK.
The amount of available living space--not competition, as Darwin believed--may have been the catalyst of evolution.
Massive fossil forests dating back millions of years have been found in Illinois coal mines, a British researcher says. Howard Falcon-Lang told the British Association Science Festival in Liverpool the fossil forests are the largest ever found, the BBC reported Tuesday.
Researchers from the US and the UK have found a fossil forest in the coal mines of Illinois.
By Bates, Karl T Rarity, Frank; Manning, Phillip L; Hodgetts, David; Vila, Bernat; Oms, Oriol; Galobart, Angel; Gawthorpe, Robert L Abstract: Increasing political and social awareness of the importance of protecting the geological heritage is compelling geoscientists to consider new methods for reconciling conservation and exploration of their research sites.