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Brittle stars fossils discovery in Australia

This video says about itself:

13 August 2017

Australia was a different place 275 million years ago – wild storms surged through icy seas, and…

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Biology

Andeavor unit to buy Western Refining Logistics for US$1.5b

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

US pipeline operator Andeavor Logistics LP said on Monday it would buy rival Western Refining Logistics LP for US$1.5 billion as it seeks to expand into the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico. 126 more words

Money Matters

Oil Exports Bring Boom Times To Texas Port | Inside Energy

A surge in production in the Permian Basin of west Texas—-already the nation’s highest producing oilfield — is extracting more crude oil than refiners in Texas can handle. 215 more words

Eagle Ford

End-Permian Extinction Due to Contact Metamorphism?

David Middleton

Here’s a novel take on the Siberian Traps and the End-Permian extinction:

Geology

Massive underground magma pulse caused the world’s largest mass-extinction

The end-Permian wiped out almost all marine species…
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Vulcanism

Special Permian beetle fossil discovered in Australia

From the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena in Germany:

300 million-year-old ‘modern’ beetle from Australia reconstructed

July 24, 2017

He’s Australian, around half a centimetre long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old, and he’s currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists.

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Biology

A Wrinkle in Time

Back in June, after hanging out in the Coal Age Galapagos for a few days, I spent a bit of time at some old haunts elsewhere in Nova Scotia. 577 more words

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