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January 16, 2020
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all...
January 6, 2020
The award was presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting, which was held in Valencia, Spain.
Plankton
December 20, 2019
So many fossils, so little time — to train people to identify them. As scientists grapple with a vast backlog of marine fossils waiting for identification, an international...
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...