Talk about the worst way to go out: 99 million year old daddy longs legs caught in the act… kinda. That has got to be insanely embarrassing; first, you end up as a fossil and second, you never get to do anything before the act of fossilization. Damn, that seriously sucks.
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Microfossils, such as foraminifera, diatoms, ostracods and conodonts, are usually studied using a magnifying glass or under a stereo-microscope. However, nannofossils, such as coccoliths – with sizes measured in micrometres – are way beyond the resolving power of these optical tools. 1,512 more words
Sometimes, when we are in the midst of winter, I like to remember some of the lovely places we have visited in past summers.
Mandy James, author of A Stitch in Time and Cross stitch, talking about her upcoming new book, which is based in Tintagel, Cornwall, a place with so many happy memories for us, triggered this off. 290 more words
Millions of years ago, a daddy longlegs finally made it to adulthood. Free of the confines of puberty, his spiderhood burst forth, ready to procreate. And then he was suddenly covered in tree sap and frozen into that position for all eternity, because nature is hilariously cruel. 176 more words