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A role for iron and oxygen chemistry in preserving soft tissues, cells and molecules from deep time. 2014. Schweitzer, et al. Proc. R. Soc. B: 81 Metal Men © DC Comics Abstract: The persistence of original soft tissues in Mesozoic fossil bone is not explained by current chemical degradation models. Show More Summary
From The Victorian Web: Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 15, 1856) was the first man to identify and name a dinosaur (Megalosaurus), although the name dinosaur had not yet been coined by Richard Owen. Partly in response to the controversial...Show More Summary
Melanosomes or Microbes: Testing an Alternative Hypothesis for the Origin of Microbodies in Fossil Feathers. 2014. Moyer, A., et al. Scientific Reports Gansus yumenensis Abstract : Microbodies associated with fossil feathers, originally...Show More Summary
Complex Species Status for Extinct Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) from the Genus Euryapteryx. Huynen, L. and D.M. Lambert. PLoS ONE 9(3): e90212. DNA barcoding shows that two species were likely to have existed in the genus Euryapteryx,...Show More Summary
Image Behemoth, the Sea Monster (1959) is an American-British science-fiction film co-production, which is an unacknowledged remake of Ray Harryhausen's The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), also co-scripted and directed by Eugène Lourié. Released in the United States as The Giant Behemoth, the film starred Gene Evans and André Morell. From wiki
By Henry Boltinoff
In 1835, Charles Darwin, on his H.M.S. Beagle voyage reached Chile, and experienced a very strong earthquake and shortly afterward saw evidence of several feet of uplift in the region. He repeated measurement a few days later, and found the land had risen several feet. Show More Summary
image Moore (Feb. 20, 1892 - April 16, 1974) was an American paleontologist known for his work on Paleozoic crinoids, bryozoans, and corals. Moore was the founder and editor of the landmark multi-volume Treatise of Invertebrate Paleontology.
Form, function, and evolution of living organisms. 2014. J. R. Banavar, et al. PNAS image New research suggests that the shapes of both plants and animals evolved in response to the same mathematical and physical principles.Kleiber’s...Show More Summary
image Oparin (Feb 18, 1894 - April 21, 1980) was a Russian biochemist who suggested (1938) that life on Earth developed through gradual chemical evolution of carbon-based molecules in a “primordial soup”, at just about the same time as the British biologist J. Show More Summary
A 1937 Sunday page from the classic Alley Oop comic strip by V. T. Hamlin.
The oxygen requirements of the earliest animals. D. B. Mills, et al. 2014.PNAS, Feb. 17, 2014. New studies of a small sea sponge fished out of a Danish fjord shows that complex life does not need high levels of oxygen in order to live and grow.Complex life evolved is believed to have evolved after the atmospheric levels of oxygen began to rise app. Show More Summary
image de Saussure (Feb. 17, 1740 - Jan. 22, 1799) was a Swiss physicist and geologist who introduced the term geology into the scientific literature in the first volume of Voyages dans les Alpes (1779-96). Link
image Antonio Moreno played Carl Maia, the scientist who discovered the fossil evidence for The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Moreno had a long career in Hollywood with a notable run playing Latin lover in the silent film era.
One hundred years ago today, Winsor McCay's animated film, Gertie the Dinosaur, premiered. Gertie is considered by many as the first true animated character to be featured in a film. For this cartoon, McCay (Sept. 26, 1987 – July 26, 1934) hand drew each frame of film. Show More Summary
Treviranus (Feb. 4, 1776 - Feb. 16, 1837) was a German naturalist who made histological and anatomical studies on invertebrates. Preceding Darwin, he believed in the “descent by modification,” of species. He produced six volumes of his Biologie; oder die Philosophie der lebenden Natur between 1802 and 1822. Show More Summary
image Dart (Feb. 4 1893 - Nov. 22, 1988) was an Australian-born, South African physical anthropologist. In 1924, working with students in the Taung limestone South Africa, they discovered the first Australopithecus africanus. Dubbed "missing link" at the time, skull is also known as the 'Taung child', and was only three years old at the time of death. More on Dart here
The above image was painted by Morris "Mo" Gollub who also did the best of the Turok, Son of Stone covers.Read more about Morris at Pete Von Sholly's website, VonShollyWood
First diagnosable non-sphenisciform bird from the early Paleocene of New Zealand. Mayr, RP Scofield, J. Royal Society of New Zealand Abstract: A new avian taxon from the early Paleocene Waipara Greensand in Canterbury, New Zealand, is described. Show More Summary
From The Discovery Channels, 1998