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artists reconstruction of Tamisiocaris borealis
2014-03-27 09:19:17

Several large marine animals have evolved from fearsome predators to become gentle giants that use filtering appendages to ingest food, and new research has revealed a similar evolution in a group of predators that roamed the oceans 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian.

multiplacophoran reconstruction
2012-09-20 10:30:45

Using computer animation, CT scanning, and 3-D printing technology, researchers have reconstructed an ancient mollusk that inhabited the waters around modern day Ohio about 390 million years ago.

2010-03-16 14:27:20

Scientists have unearthed the remains of one of the world's rarest fossils - in downtown Ottawa.

ea2ff9f6f321eca341648ea853963bec1
2008-01-09 15:35:35

Discovery of an exceptional fossil specimen in southeastern Morocco that preserves evidence of the animal’s soft tissues has solved a paleontological puzzle about the origins of an extinct group of bizarre slug-like animals with rows of mineralized armor plates on their backs, according to a paper in Nature.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.