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.
@JohnRMoffitt @GEliseMenendez @minibeastmayhem @VenusOsiris @BrianBrachiopod @2013HerIndoors @AngharadBond @AllanMargolin @ChristiAnne67 Loved Trilobites growing up! So cool looking. Wanted to hunt dinosaurs a la Jurassic Park but got sidetracked into other stuff en route😓