An in-depth analysis of the skull biomechanics of a giant extinct kangaroo demonstrates that the animal had a capacity for high-performance crushing of foods, suggesting feeding behaviors more similar to a giant panda than a modern-day kangaroo.
Geochemists have investigated the volcanic rocks that build up the Portuguese island group of the Azores in order to gather new information about the compositional evolution of the Earth's interior. The results suggest that a larger amount of the Earth's mantle has melted and formed the Earth's crust than previously thought.
Life on Earth is amazingly diverse, and exhibits striking geographical global patterns in biodiversity. A pair of companion papers reveal that mountain regions -- especially those in the tropics -- are hotspots of extraordinary and baffling richness. Although mountain regions cover only 25 percent of Earth's land area, they are home to more than 85 […]
For the first time, researchers have measured how the production of algae and the Earth's oxygen level affect each other -- what you might call 'Earth's heartbeat'. Studies of 540 million-year-old limestone indicate that it is not just the oxygen level that affects animals, but that animals can indeed regulate the oxygen level.
@DrEOChapman I am proud to have represented you, Emma, and don't under-estimate the toll it has taken. You may not see any change in university processes yet, but I do think your stand has created the first crack. @Revolt_Assault @McGlynnClare @DrProudman @centreWJ @rightsofwomen
Big @BBCNews story today about the mess that is sexual misconduct at universities. Proud to see @anna_bull_ and @1752Group saying what needs to be said.
I’m in bed, quiet, scared to switch on the radio because I could barely read the article let alone hear the voices. (THREAD)
The next deadline for submissions for the @NHMLA Collections Study Awards is coming up on October 1st. Details of the award, including eligibility guidelines, review criteria, and the application can be found here: https://t.co/QFLEdZ3nnI
Before sleep I’d just like to say if we lose our museums, the incredible people who work in them,use them, visit them, access them for research, learn from them and cherish them, we won’t ever get them back. Visit them now and see what I mean. @britishmuseum @NtlMuseumsScot