Giant Ammonites Once Thrived on Both Sides of Atlantic
Giant Ammonites Once Thrived on Both Sides of Atlantic

This was a replica that we used to show how big ammonites could grow. Made of polystyrene it squeaked as we rolled it down the beach at Lyme...

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Tiny Crab Preserved in 100-million-year-old Amber Lived Among Dinosaurs
Tiny Crab Preserved in 100-million-year-old Amber Lived Among Dinosaurs

Cretapsara athanata, a modern-looking eubrachyuran crab in Burmese amber. Image credit: Luque Scientists have found the oldest aquatic anima...

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Evidence of Ancient Life Was Discovered Inside a Ruby
Evidence of Ancient Life Was Discovered Inside a Ruby

The ruby found to contain carbon-12 graphite. (University of Waterloo)   A ruby that formed in Earth's crust 2.5 billion years ago encas...

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Rare Eocene Grass Spikelet Found Preserved in Baltic Amber
Rare Eocene Grass Spikelet Found Preserved in Baltic Amber

Side view of Eograminis balticus. Image credit: Poinar & Soreng   Amber research by the Oregon State University College of Science has p...

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Earth's Solid Inner Core May Be a Little Bit Mushy
Earth's Solid Inner Core May Be a Little Bit Mushy

The Earth’s major layers consist of the thin rocky crust, the mantle (very hot but solid rock), the outer core (liquid iron), and the inner ...

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This 390-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil Had a Bunch of Tiny Eyes Inside Its Eyes
This 390-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil Had a Bunch of Tiny Eyes Inside Its Eyes

Phacops geesops, a trilobite from the Devonian age. The animal's eyes consist of 200 single lenses each, spanning six small facets, whic...

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Fossil Footprints Reveal Humans Inhabited North America Over 21,000 Years Ago
Fossil Footprints Reveal Humans Inhabited North America Over 21,000 Years Ago

Footprints Found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico, Providing the Earliest Evidence of Human Activity in the Americas. Credit: Corn...

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