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Earliest Known Scorpion Fossil Discovered In South Africa
2013-09-03 12:41:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists publishing a study in the journal African Invertebrate say they have discovered a 350-million-year-old fossilized scorpion. The specimen, discovered in rocks from the Devonian Witteberg Group near Grahamstown, is a new species of scorpion called Gondwanascorpio emzantsiensis. Dr Robert Gess, from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, discovered the specimen, which is said to be the oldest known land-living...

2011-07-28 19:30:00

CAMARILLO, CA, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - BNK Petroleum Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: BKX), provides the following operational update: Poland The Company received a portion of the core analysis back from the 3(rd) party contractors from both the Wytowno S-1 and Lebork S-1 wells, on the adjacent Slawno and Slupsk concessions.  The following data, from the Lebork S-1 well is only from the sidewalls taken in the lower portion of the Ordovician and the Alum shale, as the whole...

2011-05-19 09:26:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com, Manhattan's leading hyper-local news website, congratulates Murray Weiss today for winning a 2011 Society of the Silurians "Excellence in Journalism" award for his in depth coverage of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) on DNAinfo.com. "Murray Weiss is one of the few journalists whose name is spoken with respect and recognition in all departments of the NYPD," said Leela de Kretser, publisher and editorial director of...

2010-12-03 15:54:50

Our research at the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, has shown, based on a refined division and correlation of the graptolite-bearing strata in southern Jiangxi, China, that the Kwangsian Orogeny commenced in the early Katian Age of the Late Ordovician. Because of its significant research value, this study is published in Issue 11 of Science China Earth Sciences. An angular unconformity separating the Lower-Middle...

2009-06-18 15:15:53

British scientists have determined an ice age occurring about 440 million years ago that's been regarded as a brief period actually lasted 30 million years. University of Leicester geologists said their findings suggest that during the ancient ice age, global warming was curbed through the burial of organic carbon that eventually led to the formation of oil -- including the hot shales of North Africa and Arabia that constitute the world's most productive oil source rock. The ice age has been...

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2009-06-16 08:55:00

Team investigates the climate of Planet Earth 440 million years ago Geologists at the University of Leicester have shown that an ancient Ice Age, once regarded as a brief "Ëœblip', in fact lasted for 30 million years. They have published their findings and are due to discuss them at a public lecture at the University on Wednesday June 17. Their research suggests that during this ancient Ice Age, global warming was curbed through the burial of organic carbon that eventually lead to...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Tanner, Geoff Abstract: None of the major roles assigned to the Highland Boundary Fault, such as a transcurrent fault with an orogen- parallel, sinistral displacement of several hundred kilometres, or terrane boundary, are confirmed. The Highland Boundary Fault can be traced NE-SW across Scotland for >240 km and defines the northern margin of the Midland Valley. Except for small outliers of Late Palaeozoic rocks on the NW side, it separates the Highland Border Ophiolite and Dalradian...

2008-09-19 03:00:23

By Schofield, D I Evans, J A; Millar, I L; Wilby, P R; Aspden, J A A new U-Pb date of 615.2 +- 13 (2sigma) Ma for the Twt Hill Granite, North Wales, contrasts with an Rb-Sr isochron age of 491 +- 12 (2sigma) Ma from the same body. The latter age is thought to result from isotope resetting during regional low-grade metamorphism or fault reactivation. The Rb-Sr age also coincides with the onset of latest Cambrian to Early Tremadoc regression and is taken to reflect tectonic uplift prior to...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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