Archive for the ‘Geology and Paleontology’ Category

Rainfall and ocean circulation linked in past and present

Research has found that changes in ocean currents in the Atlantic Ocean influence rainfall in the Western Hemisphere, and that these two systems have been linked for thousands of years.

How to be a Hermit!

Are you haunted by the prospect of social interaction? Does the very thought of navigating supermarket aisles fill you with exhaustion? Are you repelled by the idea of head-banging to riotous music in a dark and sweaty stadium? In the cacophonous hustl…

How ‘cannibalism’ by breast cancer cells promotes dormancy: A possible clue into cancer recurrence

Thomas Bartosh, Texas A&M University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Breast cancer death rates overall have steadily declined since 1989, leading to an increased number of survivors. But while b…

Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story

Scientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.

An Ancient Step Toward Modern Birds

Anchiornis was a feathered dinosaur, about the size of a pigeon and incapable of flight. Its wings say a lot about how birds came to be.

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