Welsh countryside

A Treasure Trove of Welsh Fossils

Palaeontologists in Wales have found a deposit very well preserved fossils described as “a highly diverse Middle Ordovician Burgess Shale-type fauna”. The fossil deposit is dated as 462 million years, over 20 million years after the Cambrian period in the evolutionary timetable.  The fossils include some well-known Cambrian creatures that are now extinct, as well […]

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Great Unconformity

Missing Billion Years May Be Found

Missing billion years may be found, claim scientists, according to reports in ScienceDaily and UC Santa Barbara News, 7 May 2020, and PNAS published online 27 April 2020, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1913131117. The rock layers covering the earth are considered to be a record of the evolution of life over many millions of years, but the record […]

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Sauropod in Dino Park

Jurassic Park Dino

Jurassic Park dino found, according to reports in BBC News and ScienceDaily 2 May 2017 and PeerJ, 2017; 5: e3217 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3217. Philip Mannion of Imperial College London and colleagues in France have studied a dinosaur fossil that has been languishing in a storage crate in the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, […]

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Asteroid Extinction Theory Confirmed

Asteroid extinction theory confirmed according to articles in BBC News and ScienceDaily 4 Mar 2010 and Science Vol. 327, p1214, 5 March 2010. An international panel of scientists has reviewed the evidence that an enormous asteroid impact was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years […]

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Asteroid Extinction Theory Challenged

Asteroid extinction theory challenged by rock core, according to Nature Science Update 10 April 2003. Scientists at Princeton University, New Haven and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, have examined a core of rock taken from the Chicxulub crater near the Yucatan Peninsula. This is the asteroid impact crater where many scientists claim mass extinction of […]

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