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Graptolite Fossils Offer New Insights On Colony Complexity
2012-10-03 09:48:09

Long-overlooked museum fossils of ancient planktonic graptolites has provided researchers with new insight into the remarkably complex colonies of a species once thought to be extinct.

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2010-11-30 09:04:22

The mystery of how an abundance of fossils have been marvelously preserved for nearly half a billion years in a remote region of Africa has been solved by a team of geologists from the University of Leicester's Department of Geology.

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2008-09-27 09:50:00

University of Leicester research on what legacy humans will leave in the rocks.

2008-02-04 13:10:01

A geologist from the University of Leicester has proposed an immense (1.5km) exhibition to illustrate the vastness of geological time and to give a vivid perspective of how quickly human activity is changing the climate. Sediments accumulate on deep ocean floors at a rate of a few centimeters every thousand years. The study of this "“ called stratigraphy "“ involves drilling vertically down into the sea bed to extract a sample core which gives a picture of continually changing...


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  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.