Google Earth aids discovery of early African mammal fossils
...e Egyptian city of Sheikh Fadl, but a colleague in Egypt told Gingerich the quarry
was probably farther east---exactly where, he wasn't sure.
Instead of s... located on Google Earth. "Sure enough, when we got there, there was a huge quarry
operation with trucks everywhere, blasting out blocks of limestone," said G...
CSHL researchers pinpoint structure-building role for 2 non-coding RNAs
...llaboration with John Mattick's laboratory (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia), hunted for their ncRNA quarry
in a type of stem cell that differentiates into muscle fibers. They narrowed their focus to 14 confirmed ncRNAs, each of which was produced at levels ...
Origin of claws seen in 390-million-year-old fossil
...imen, named Schinderhannes bartelsi , was found fossilized in slate from a quarry
near Bundenbach in Germany, a site that yields spectacularly durable pyrite...g caps almost 20 years of study by Briggs on the Hunsrck Slate. "Sadly, the quarry
from which this fabulous material comes has closed for economic reasons, so...
Environmental pollutant has sex-skewing effect
...ng the 50s and 60s, were significantly more likely to give birth to female children.
Similar exposure is thought to have occurred in Wales, after a quarry
on the edge of Groesfaen village near Cardiff was used as a toxic dumping ground from 1965 to 1972.
PCBs are persistent organic pollutants identif...
Reproductive plasticity revealed: Neotropical treefrog can choose to lay eggs in water or on land
...the eggs. In two shady forest ponds the mating frogs laid terrestrial egg masses, as expected from previous research. In a third pond in an old gravel quarry
without a forest canopy, the vast majority -- 76 percent -- of the eggs were laid in water, supported by aquatic vegetation. The remaining 24 percent ...
390-million-year-old scorpion fossil -- biggest bug known
...est seen to date.
Colleague and co-author Markus Poschmann discovered the fossil claw from this ancient sea scorpion, Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, in a quarry
near Prm in Germany. This creature, which lived between 460 and 255 million years ago is of a group that have been known for some time to be among the...
CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile
...all creatures are now known.
The new gliding reptile is named Mecistrotrachelos apeoros meaning "soaring, long-necked" and was found at the Solite quarry
that straddles the Virginia-North Carolina border. The researchers report in today's (June 12) issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology that t...
Diminishing dinosaur steps saved by laser and laptop
...nmental have produced an interactive 3D model of a quarry
face covered in thousands of tracks made by the la...ting and firing laser beams, which reflect off the quarry
faces back to a receiver. The device then cross re...archers to closely examine and analyse the Spanish quarry
tracks from many different angles and even inside ...
Tyrannosaur survivorship -- tough times for teens
...s that this was probably not a predator trap. Recognizing the importance of the site, Currie led an expedition in 1997 to try to find Brown's original quarry
and returned annually with a group from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology to excavate the site. The number of Albertosaurus individuals is now...
Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought
...Waters and the Mexico City archeologists visited the site at the Toluquilla quarry
last year while collecting rocks from another anthropological site across t...eaning "fine sand" in the Nahuatl language. Today, trucks headed toward the quarry
routinely drive across the xalnene tuff in which the alleged footprints are...