Posts Tagged ‘Origin’

Plate tectonics may have been active on Earth since its origin

A new study suggests that plate tectonics — a scientific theory that divides Earth into large chunks of crust that move slowly over hot viscous mantle rock — could have been active from the planet’s very beginning. The new findings defy previous beliefs that tectonic plates were developed over the course of billions of years. […]

Scientists solve the mystery behind the origin of skeletons!!!

Scientists have used powerful X-rays to peer inside the skeletons of some of our oldest vertebrate relatives, solving a 160-year-old mystery about the origin of our skeletons.

WFS News: Origin of unique respiratory system of birds and dinosaurs

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev “The respiratory organs of vertebrates exhibit a tremendous degree of diversity, but the lung-air sac system of birds is truly unique among extant species,” says Dr. Markus Lambertz from the Institute for Zoology at the University of Bonn in Germany. Air sacs are bellows-like protrusions of the lung, […]

New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates

Source: University of Cambridge A major fossil discovery in Canada sheds new light on the development of the earliest vertebrates, including the origin of jaws, the first time this feature has been seen so early in the fossil record. A key piece in the puzzle of the evolution of vertebrates has been identified, after the […]