Quantcast

Latest Mary Droser Stories

Image 1 - Paleontologists Discover Oldest Organism With A Skeleton
2012-03-10 05:50:09

Paleontologists have discovered the oldest organism with a skeleton in Australia.

22b4a57a526587e7160274f73b881da41
2008-03-20 14:30:00

Two paleontologists studying ancient fossils they excavated in the South Australian outback argue that Earth’s ecosystem has been complex for hundreds of millions of years – at least since around 565 million years ago, which is included in a period in Earth’s history called the Neoproterozoic era.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]