Posts Tagged ‘WFS NEWS’

WFS News: First detailed 3-D images of a megathrust fault off Costa Rica

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth’s crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake. The […]

WFS News: Forecasting the eruption of an open-vent volcano using resonant infrasound tones.

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new study has shown that monitoring inaudible low frequencies called infrasound produced by a type of active volcano could improve the forecasting of significant, potentially deadly eruptions. Scientists from Stanford and Boise State University analyzed the infrasound detected by monitoring stations on the slopes of the Villarrica […]

WFS News: Osaka whale fossil believed to be first evidence of Eden’s whale

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev OSAKA – A whale skull discovered just over 50 years ago in the city of Osaka is now thought to be the world’s first known trace of an Eden’s whale, dating from between 4,000 and 8,800 years ago. The fossilized remains were reclassified in a study published recently in […]

WFS News: Fossil footprints may put lizards on two feet 110 million years ago

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Fossilized footprints from an iguana-like reptile provide what could be the earliest evidence of a lizard running on two legs. The 29 exceptionally well-preserved lizard tracks, found in a slab of rock from an abandoned quarry in Hadong County, South Korea, include back feet with curved digits and […]

WFS News: Did surface life evolve on Mars?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The planet Mars has long drawn interest from scientists and non-scientists as a possible place to search for evidence of life beyond Earth because the surface contains numerous familiar features such as dried river channels and dried lake beds that hint at a warmer, wetter, more earthlike climate […]

WFS News:Seafloor data point to global volcanism after Chicxulub meteor strike

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev New University of Oregon research has identified gravity-related fluctuations dating to 66 million years ago along deep ocean ridges that point to a “one-two punch” from the big meteor that struck off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, possibly triggering a worldwide release of volcanic magma that could have helped seal […]

WFS News: When did flowers originate?

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research. The study, published today in New Phytologist by researchers from the UK and China, shows that flowering plants are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young […]

WFS News: Part spider, part scorpion creature captured in amber

By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 5, 2018 ,http://www.sciencemag.org @WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Amber mined for centuries in Myanmar for jewelry is a treasure trove for understanding the evolution of spiders and their other arachnid relatives. This week, two independent teams describe four 100-million-year-old specimens encased in amber that look like a cross between a […]

WFS News: Earth’s core and mantle separated in a disorderly fashion

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Plumes of hot rock surging upward from the Earth’s mantle at volcanic hotspots contain evidence that the Earth’s formative years may have been even more chaotic than previously thought, according to new work from a team of Carnegie and Smithsonian scientists published in Nature. It is well understood […]

WFS News: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Trapped in Amber

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The squashed remains of a small bird that lived 99 million years ago have been found encased in a cloudy slab of amber from Myanmar (Burma). While previous birds found in Burmese amber have been more visually spectacular, none of them have contained as much of the skeleton […]