Durlstotherium newmani and Durlstodon ensomi Finally got round to reading the paper on the discovery of evidence of Eutherian (placental) mammals in Early Cretaceous deposits on, ironically, "the Jurassic Coast". The two teeth found during sieving of material collected on the Dorset coast by University of Portsmouth undergraduate student Grant Smith, has led to the erection
Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th Friday:...when I was awakened at about 3:00 a.m. to a humpback making sounds over the Lime Kiln hydrophones, the sounds were intermittent, and it didn't sound like practicing a song...but the...Show More Summary
Many of the body’s cells regenerate - but not the brain’s, explains Daniel Glaser We are being treated to a spectacular display of autumn colour this year, but it isn’t only trees that share this pattern for periodic shedding and regrowth. Show More Summary
Mapping the genomes of our ancestors has allowed scientists to uncover secrets and discover new mysteries in our evolution Scientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been occupied by Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago. Show More Summary
Believe it or not, I'm not familiar at all with Dungeons & Dragons. Of course I know what it is, and that there's a Dungeon Master overseeing things and lots of high fantasy and dice and such, but not much more than that. It's just not...Show More Summary
Thursday, November 16th...I had been thinking about when the whales showed up the day before and the day of Thanksgiving in 2013...and then I thought about how I almost had a scheduled today to dig into some archives with someone......well,...Show More Summary
These are items currently, and possibly for only a short time, in Kindle format for two bucks. This is a mixture of books that I either thought you would already know about and want, or maybe didn’t know about but should. An Inconvenient...Show More Summary
It’s Evolution Day on 24 November! Feed those brains we’ve been shaping all this time by hitting up an exhibition Continue reading...
From wasps that create zombie prey to newts with chest-busting ribs, a London exhibition reveals venomous nature as both compelling and disgusting
… is anybody’s guess, but I have two supportable (and very different) hypotheses. The first is short and sweet and I’ll give it to you straight. Tweeden and Senator Franken get together, possibly with their families, and have a pow wow. Show More Summary
Twelve Montseny newts – one of world’s rarest amphibians - hatched as part of joint breeding project with Catalan authorities Conservationists at Chester Zoo have successfully bred one of the world’s rarest amphibians – the Catalan newt...Show More Summary
I was 22 and fascinated by fish behaviour. But when scientist Amanda Vincent showed me this strange creature I became convinced that my future lay in conservation — not in the lab Like many of the most important occasions in my life, the moment that changed me involved fish. Show More Summary
New CollectA Models 2018 (Part 3) Time for a first peek, at the third batch of new for 2018 prehistoric animal models from CollectA. Today's releases feature a dinosaur, an animal often mistaken for a dinosaur but more closely related to the third new model announced this morning. We have a Ceratosaurus, a Dimetrodon and
Dinosaur Letters from Streethouse Primary Our thanks to the Year 5/6 class at Streethouse Junior, Infants and Nursery School (West Yorkshire), for sending in some super dinosaur letters and some amazingly colourful prehistoric animal posters. We set this Key Stage 2 class a series of extension exercises (hope the children have enjoyed researching the Coelacanth),
An Antarctic bacterium with a protein as big as some bacteria has a special way of bringing microbes together -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
It's a great time to be a bacterium.
(Phys.org)—Duke University Law professor Arti Rai and bio-technology professor Robert Cook-Deegan with Arizona State University have stepped into the gene editing patent war with an Intellectual Property Policy Forum paper they have had published in the journal Science. Show More Summary
Scientists have been searching for it for decades: the enzyme that cuts the amino acid tyrosine off an important part of the cell's skeleton. Researchers of the Netherlands Cancer Institute have now identified this mystery player, which...Show More Summary
Scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences Joint Institute for High Temperatures have proposed converting food waste into biofuel via hydrothermal liquefaction – a thermal depolymerization process used to turn wet biomass into oil.