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Evidence of Cyanobacterial Inhabitation on Archean Rock Surfaces

Cyanobacterial Inhabitation on Archean Rock Surfaces in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia Authors:Yosuke et alAbstract:High abundances of 7- and 6-monomethylalkanes as well as C17 n-alkane, indicative of cyanobacteria, have beenShow More Summary

Montana team “Sunburst Sensors” takes home both top prizes in $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

New York (July 21, 2015) — XPRIZE ( and Wendy Schmidt announced the winners of the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to incentivize breakthroughs in pH sensor technology to accurately and affordably measure the acidification of our oceans, in a ceremony co-hosted by Foreign Affairs. Sunburst Sensors, a team of chemists […]

Lost at Sea (video)

The Australian Early to Mid-Career Researcher Forum of the Australian Academy of Science has launched an ‘Inspire Australia’ video research competition to showcase innovative research being performed in laboratories and universities across Australia. The video below on ocean acidification by Tullio Rossi, PhD student at the University of Adelaide, is one of the entries of […]

Fossilised spermatozoa preserved in Annelid Cocoon from the Eocene

Fossilised Spermatozoa from Ancient Annelid Dinosaurs and other large vertebrates might grab all the headlines when it comes to fossil discoveries but share a thought for those parts of the Kingdom Animalia which do not readily fossilise.  Invertebrate palaeontologists working on the Annelida (segmented worms and leeches), soft bodied creatures, have very few body fossils […]

Dinosaur Hokey Cokey (Hokey Pokey) Song

Dinosaur Song – Hokey Cokey/Hokey Pokey When delivering dinosaur workshops to children in Reception classes or Year 1 we like to incorporate lots of physical exercises to keep the children enthused and to help reinforce learning.  Our dedicated teaching team provide all sorts of ideas to support extension activities following one of our school visits […]

Impact of seawater carbonate chemistry on the calcification of marine bivalves (update)

Bivalve calcification, particularly of the early larval stages, is highly sensitive to the change in ocean carbonate chemistry resulting from atmospheric CO2 uptake. Earlier studies suggested that declining seawater [CO32?] and thereby lowered carbonate saturation affect shell production. Show More Summary

7-17-15 Leaping Fish - A False Sense That All is Good

From July 14 - July 17th Tuesday, July 14th Group A Minus, plus the K14s and the K13s went up island and it looked like they were heading toward the Fraser River......while on Peregrine a half mile from shore watching the whales, as they were passing Lime Kiln Pt. Show More Summary

Ever Escalating: Catalonia Will Declare Unilateral Independence if Spain Balks

Catalan separatists said they were ready to declare unilateral independence if Madrid attempted to block a separation process they hope to launch if successful in September's regional elections.Spain's conservative national government...Show More Summary

Robopocalypse Report #5

Robotic surgery has been linked to 144 deaths since 2000. Interestingly, perhaps better said as 'frighteningly' the rate of death has dramatically increased. The Brits have released the rules for testing driverless cars on public roads. Show More Summary

Pterosaur -opolcalypse!

Comments on Triassic pterosaurs with discussion about ontogeny and description of new taxaAuthor:Kellner Abstract:Eudimorphodon ranzii was the first Triassic pterosaur to be described and several specimens have been referred to this taxon mainly based on the presence of multicuspid teeth. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes at PhyloPic

Open science is about more than just tossing some publications and data notebooks into the digital ether. It’s all about communication–so, at this point I’m obligated to say that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” One of my favorite … Continue reading » The post Behind the Scenes at PhyloPic appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

June 2015 was warm

Every month NASA GISS comes out with the new data for the prior month’s global surface temperature, and I generally grab that data set and make a graph or two. In a way this is a futile effort because the actual global surface temperature month by month is not as important as the long term…

Archerfish up their game to outgun rivals stealing their catch

Their accurate water jets rarely fail to down prey above water, but archerfish had to sharpen up to outdo their more numerous rivals under the surface

It’s another beautiful day at the Monterey Bay...

It’s another beautiful day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium–all that’s missing is you! Planning a visit soon?

How to Detect Organic Life From the Hadean

Possible Biosphere-Lithosphere Interactions Preserved in Igneous Zircon and Implications for Hadean Earth Authors:Dustin et alAbstract:Granitoids are silicic rocks that make up the majority of the continental crust, but different models arise for the origins of these rocks. Show More Summary

$100m project uses world’s best radio telescopes to find aliens

A Russian billionaire has teamed up with a host of famous names, including Stephen Hawking, to listen for aliens in the million nearest star systems

How Aloe vera became a cure-all and cosmetic superstar

Its mucilaginous gel is big business and used daily by many, but until now we had no idea where Aloe vera came from or what makes it so special

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