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We’re Back at the Fall West Coast Show

If you feel like taking a relaxing drive down the coast after the show, our shop is only 15 minutes away! We will have many more minerals – plus fossils, stands, shells, books, half off minerals, and other discounted items! … Continue reading

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New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago

Researchers have pushed back the first-known physical evidence of insect flower pollination to 99 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous period. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Ancient animal species: Fossils dating back 550 million years among first animal trails

A geoscientist calls the unearthed fossils, including the bodies and trails left by an ancient animal species, the most convincing sign of ancient animal mobility, dating back about 550 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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A rocky relationship: A history of Earth’s continents breaking up and getting back together

A new study of rocks that formed billions of years ago lends fresh insight into how Earth’s plate tectonics, or the movement of large pieces of Earth’s outer shell, evolved over the planet’s 4.56-billion-year history. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New discovery pushes origin of feathers back by 70 million years

An international team of palaeontologists has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs — pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Back to the future of climate change

Researchers are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. Their research focuses on the ancient Tethys Ocean (site of the present-day Mediterranean Sea) and provides a benchmark for present and future climate and ocean models. … Continue reading

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Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timeline

Scientists discovered that early humans in East Africa had — by about 320,000 years ago — begun trading with distant groups, using color pigments and manufacturing more sophisticated tools than those of the Early Stone Age, tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Cockroach ancient geographic and genomic history traced back to last supercontinent

Armed with a vast amount of genomic information, a team of researchers has performed the first molecular dating to gain the clearest picture yet of the biogeographical history of cockroaches. They have traced back the key evolutionary time points of … Continue reading

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Aussie snakes and lizards hint again to Asia 30 million years in the past

Lethal snakes are amongst Australia’s most iconic animals. Now a brand new research helps clarify how they descended from creatures which have come from Asia over the previous 30 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Antibiotic-resistant microbes date again to 450 million years in the past, nicely earlier than the age of dinosaurs

Main hospital ‘superbugs,’ generally known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates again 450 million years — concerning the time when animals have been first crawling onto land (and nicely earlier than the age of dinosaurs), based on … Continue reading

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