FOSSILS

Odds alien life exists boosted by oldest fossils on Earth     – CNET
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Microorganisms in an ancient rock show diverse life existed under harsh conditions on Earth like those seen on other worlds.

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Darth Vader's 'helmet' found in prehistoric fossils     – CNET
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The space villain’s iconic head gear was being worn, in a way, long before it was ever sci-fi fashionable.

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Watch How Fossils Get Cleaned and Prepared
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Fossils don’t exactly come clean and ready to be displayed in museums. Which, duh, of course. They’re a mess because they’ve been in the ground for thousands and thousands of years. So it’s on the job for fossil preparators like Nathan Ong at the Natural History Museum of Utah to clean up the vertebrae of […]

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Australian geoboffin discovers 3.7 billion year old fossils after ice melts
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Stromatolites are evidence of changing chemistry on Earth The world’s oldest fossils have been discovered in Greenland after a layer of snow on ancient rocks melted, revealing stromatolites embedded in the Isua supracrustal belt.…

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An Expedition to Antarctica Uncovered a Treasure Trove of 71-Million-Year-Old Fossils
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Fossils are cool and during an expedition earlier this year in Antarctica, scientists from the University of Queensland scientists collected a whole ton of them, some dating back to the Cretaceous era. Read more…

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Fossils reveal humans were greater threat than climate …
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For species that were lost at the end of the Ice Age, climate change, habitat change and rising seas, with resulting smaller islands, may have caused their populations to become too small to remain genetically viable, resulting …

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Bone boffins GOBSMACKED by MAMMOTH Ice Age fossils find
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Carlsbad construction site unearths ancient beasts Prehistoric bison and ancient Columbian mammoth bones have been dug up at a construction site in San Diego County, California.…

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard … ‘No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible’
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SCREW YOU, DARWIN Pic  An ardent believer in creationism has dug up fish fossils that boffins say are 60 million years old. That’s somewhat further back in time than the genesis of life described in the Good Book.…

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Fossils link Caribbean bat extinction to humans, not climate …
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The new study appearing online today in Scientific Reports rejects previous research that directly connected climate change and the loss of land with the disappearance of bat populations. Knowing when and how Caribbean bats went extinct … "Now that we have the technology to date these small bones, it opens up the possibility of determining […]

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