Fossils reveal that dinosaurs' flying cousins become twice as efficient at flying over 150 million years.
yesterday • ~6 min
Tags: evolution dinosaurs fossils palaeontology flight pterosaurs
Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.
yesterday • ~6 min
Tags: electricity fossil-fuels decarbonisation renewable-energy energy-transition nuclear-power greenhouse-gas-emissions national-grid electrical-grid
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: birds asteroid dinosaurs extinction fish fossils reptiles jaws specimens ice-age antarctica ice new-zealand ducks earth snow museums penguins squid marsupials skeleton southern-ocean continents cretaceous-period natural-history 1980s pterosaurs vultures southern-hemisphere albatross university-of-california-berkeley
A new environmental record for a prehistoric site in Kenya helped researchers figure out how external conditions influenced which of our ancient ancestors lived there, with what way of life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: anthropology human-evolution archaeology fossils homo-sapiens paleoanthropology stone-tools human-origins middle-stone-age ancient-sediments human-fossils sediment sediment-cores
Crickets, katydids, and grasshoppers have been singing the same tune for more than 300 million years, a new study shows.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: evolution insects fossils communication sound science-and-technology
New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: mammals x-ray fossils palaeontology
Remembering Mario Molina, Nobel Prize-winning chemist who pushed Mexico on clean energy -- and, recently, face masks
Molina, who died on Oct. 8, 'thought climate change was the biggest problem in the world long before most people did.' His research on man-made depletion of the ozone layer won the 1995 Nobel Prize.
Oct. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: nobel-prize climate-change fossil-fuels atmospheric-science face-masks wind-energy green-jobs mexico ozone-layer clean-energy nobel-prize-in-chemistry montreal-protocol clean-air
A recent report found widespread support among North Sea oil and gas workers for a career in renewable energy.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change renewable-energy fossil-fuel-industry oil-and-gas just-transition offshore-wind north-sea north-sea-oil
The near-complete, 67-million-year-old fossil fetches $31.8m ($24.6m) at Christie's in New York.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~2 min
Tags: dinosaurs fossils
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