September 2015 News

September 29, 2015
Earth’s early burrowers were slow to discover the bottom of the ocean as a good place to kick up dirt. New research suggests that ancient marine animals took millions of...
September 24, 2015
Yale University scientists have answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or...
September 9, 2015
The award is given for the best oral presentation by a student studying paleoecology. Matt’s presentation was titled, “What actually happens to functional diversity...
September 3, 2015
There’s a twist in the turtle timeline. Thanks to new fossil evidence, paleontologists are able to prove that turtles share a recent common ancestor with birds and crocodiles...
September 1, 2015
From the Society’s website: “GSA members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.” He will be recognized at this year...
September 1, 2015
You don’t name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it’s built like a predator. That’s certainly true of the recently discovered Pentecopterus, a giant sea...