How mapping the weather 12,000 years ago can help predict future climate change

Ice Age glaciers can help us track the jet stream 12,000 ago, and by comparing its path today we can see how it's moving northwards, changing weather patterns and indicating climate change.

Brice Rea, Professor, Geography, University of Aberdeen • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Giant 'toothed' birds flew over Antarctica 40 million to 50 million years ago

Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.

Peter A. Kloess, Doctoral Candidate, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Oct. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey

Some 13,000 years ago, an adult carrying in a child walked 1.5km kilometres in mud at great speed in the presence of hungry predators.

Sally Christine Reynolds, Principal Academic in Hominin Palaeoecology, Bournemouth University • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Tomanowos, the meteorite that survived mega-floods and human folly

Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.

Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, Earth scientist, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA - CSIC) • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~8 min

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