Earth and Environment - Palaeontology

Environment - Apr 1
Environment
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team from the UK and Germany discovered forest soil from the Cretaceous period within 900 km of the South Pole. Their analysis of the preserved roots, pollen and spores shows that the world at that time was a lot warmer than previously thought.
Life Sciences - Feb 13
Life Sciences

A new study by scientists from the University of Bristol's School of Earth Sciences, shows a well-known group of extinct marine reptiles had an early burst in their diversity and evolution - but that a failure to adapt in the long-run may have led to their extinction.

Palaeontology - Nov 4, 2019
Palaeontology

A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of modern animals, there is a feeding pyramid, with plants at the bottom, then plant-eaters, and then meat-eaters at the top.

Life Sciences - Nov 27, 2019
Life Sciences

Animals evolved from single-celled ancestors, before diversifying into 30 or 40 distinct anatomical designs.

Environment - Oct 17, 2019
Environment

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have produced an unprecedented record of the biotic recovery of ocean ecosystems that followed after the last mass extinction, 66 million years ago.


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