Archive for the ‘Geology and Paleontology’ Category

Rock layers preserve record of ancient sea tides near Blythe, California

Five million years ago, the Colorado River met the Gulf of California near the present-day desert town of Blythe, California. The evidence, say geologists, is in the sedimentary rocks exposed at the edges of the valley where the river flows today.

That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail

A Chinese paleontologist’s discovery in an amber market is offering new insights into the evolution of feathers.

Auckland Waterfalls: Karekare

The Auckland region has a surprising number of waterfalls to view.  A great number of these are located in the Waitakere ranges.  One of the falls I’d yet to see was Karekare.  One of the reasons is it’s a bit of a distance to the falls…

Bright city lights are keeping ocean predators awake and hungry

By Damon Bolton, UNSW Australia; Alistair Becker; Emma Johnston, UNSW Australia; Graeme Clark, UNSW Australia; Katherine Dafforn, UNSW Australia, and Mariana Mayer-Pinto, UNSW Australia Light pollution is changing the day-night cycle of some fish, dra…

The costs of antimicrobial resistance

What might the economic costs of antibiotic/antimicrobial-resistant infections be in New Zealand? The simple answer is – we don’t know. As far as I’m aware, there’s been no New Zealand studies publicly disseminated on this topic. Therefore, we …

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