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Comma Shrimp Fossil Image
December 6, 2019
Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest “comma” shrimp, a tiny crustacean shaped like its punctuation namesake. The 90-million-year-old creature fills in a major...
December 2, 2019
Today, the world is warming. But from about 720 to 635 million years ago, temperatures swerved the other way as the planet became encased in ice during the two ice ages known...
Forminifera
October 21, 2019
A new study led by Yale University confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event in history and how it affected Earth’s oceans. The findings may...
August 22, 2019
Sadly Brian Skinner, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, passed away on August 21st.  He was 90 years old.  Brian was a pioneer in mineralogy...