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Dinosaur Croutons and ?Feathered Pterosaurs

SVPCA began with a bang (metaphorically… we’re all professionals here) as scores of palaeontologists excitedly oozed between the dioramas for the ice breaker at Dinosaur Isle… 1,100 more words

Geology

Owls, Part 3: Giant Fossil Owls and Chickcharney

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We all know that Twitter can be somewhat of a cesspool of ‘splainers, sealions, and a haven for creeps in your DMs. 1,410 more words

Fossil finding!

Time for something different! Today, we headed out of Hull to the ‘dinosaur coast’ to look for fossils. The weather was warm, the day clear and so off we went. 136 more words

Miniatures.

An Ancient Case of Paget’s Disease

A new study has identified a potential case of Paget’s disease in the bones of a 298 million year old lizard-like animal. The results come from a study of two fused tail vertebrae recovered from a fossilised cave system in Richards Spur, Oklahoma, USA. 659 more words

Palaeontology

Dinosaur-age microfossils uncover Australia’s Late Jurassic Inland Sea

New evidence uncovered by researchers at the University of Adelaide suggests the ancient seas in Central Australia were briefly covered by sea water as far back as the Late Jurassic (Image Source: NOVA ScienceNow) 653 more words

News

WOW…can I just say WOW !?!? I have never in my life been to a crystal show that is SO massive, it was just unreal! The “main” complex where the show was held was divided between 5 buildings, both inside and out, along with 4 local hotels hosting hundreds of vendors both inside and outside! 

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Gemstones

'Staring at me:' Oldest known spider ancestor found in Burgess Shale

Correction: This article previously reported that the Burgess Shale is located in Alberta. It’s located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia. 

British Columbia’s famed Burgess Shale has yielded another ground-breaking fossil find — this time the oldest known ancestor of today’s spiders and scorpions. 217 more words

Canada