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Scientists say they have discovered a 350-million-year-old scorpion fossil, recovered from Devonian formation layers in Grahamstown, South Africa.
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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.
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.
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
Geologists at the University of Leicester have shown that an ancient Ice Age, once regarded as a brief â€˜blipâ€™, in fact lasted for 30 million years.
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.
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.
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