December 2019 News

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...