The Stamford Library will be holding another Fossil Day for children (and grown-ups) the last one was very well attended. The date for this event titled Jurassic Day will be on Saturday the of 10th February 2018 from 10am to 3.30pm.
The Scunthorpe Pliosaur : Discovered by the Stamford and District Geological Society
Auroraceratops, a bipedal dinosaur that lived roughly 115 million years ago, has been newly described by paleontologists. More than 80 individuals of this species have been found in China's Gansu Province.
Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study suggests that this bird might have used its toes to hook food out of tree trunks. This is the first time such a foot structure has been observed in birds.
New research suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material -- silica aerogel -- that mimics Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect. Through modeling and experiments, the researchers show that a 2- to 3-centimeter-thick shield of silica aerogel could transmit enough visible light for photosynthesis, block hazardous ultraviolet radiation, and raise […]
The discovery of Tamu Massif, a gigantic volcano located about 1,000 miles east of Japan, made big news in 2013 when researchers reported it was the largest single volcano documented on earth, roughly the size of New Mexico. New findings conclude that it is a different breed of volcanic mountain than earlier thought, throwing into […]