Latest Trace fossils Stories
A team of paleontologists has leaped head-long into an ancient collection of poo believed to be about 240 million years old.
A new study, published in the journal Astrobiology, reveals the well-preserved remnants of a complex ecosystem in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old sedimentary rock sequence in Australia.
Stromatolites were the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth. Now, a team of researchers suggest that the disappearance of stromatolites may have been driven by single-celled organisms called foraminifera.
By Emma Pinch WHEN Scots architect John Cunningham went to choose material from a Birkenhead quarry in 1838, it was a long seam of unusable clay, which made his heart beat a little faster, rather than the quality of the excellent Wirral sandstone.
The origin of life lies in unique ocean reefs, and scientists from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have developed an approach to help investigate them better.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.