News

John Wettlaufer
February 24, 2021
To quote the CASE mission statement: The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering is a non-profit institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences to...
The absence of the physical remains of soft-bodied species, such as sea anemones, in the fossil record creates huge gaps in our understanding of ancient ecosystems, Yale researchers say.
February 9, 2021
Webs aren’t just for spiders. They can, in fact, describe vast networks of interconnected relationships within ecosystems, based on the food preferences of plants and animals...
February 5, 2021
The title is “Investigating the deep origin and evolution of the bird beak by synthesizing the fossil record and comparative embryology of archosaurian reptiles.” It will...
Image of the earth's crust
January 20, 2021
Scientists are learning more about the geological conveyor belt that hauls carbon deep into the Earth’s mantle — namely, the process of subduction, which occurs when tectonic...
Conceptual sketch of the ocean basin
January 19, 2021
A new study suggests that tiny, mineral grains — squeezed and mixed over millions of years — set in motion the chain of events that plunge massive tectonic plates deep into...
January 8, 2021
Habitability” is a big issue in Earth and Planetary Science. Usually habitability conditions are defined as the conditions in which liquid water exists on the planetary...
Earth's Biosphere
January 7, 2021
Noah Planavsky and colleagues provide a new look at how the structure of biosphere on Earth has changed over Earth’s history and how these changes have reshaped Earth...