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The discovery of a new, ancient, predatory reptile dubbed Parvosuchus aurelioi—part of a group of crocodile-like reptiles called pseudosuchians—in Brazil is described in a paper in Scientific Reports. The specimen, which dates to approximately 237 million...
Our planet was born around 4.5 billion years ago. To understand this mind-bendingly long history, we need to study rocks and the minerals they are made of. The oldest rocks in Australia, which are some of the...

Permian marine mass extinction linked to volcanism-induced anoxia

Mass extinctions are rapid global decreases in Earth's biodiversity, with five key events identified over the planet's history, arguably the most famous of which...

Fossils in Morocco reveal the astounding diversity of marine life 66 million years ago, just before the asteroid hit

Sixty-six million years ago, the Cretaceous period ended. Dinosaurs disappeared, along with around 90% of all species on Earth. The patterns and causes of...

Fossilized inner ears of fish used to correlate marine ecosystem health with ocean temperature over 460,000 years

Research by the Biodiversity Research Center and Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University in Taiwan, has linked intermediate-depth fish populations and diversity to ocean...

In-situ observations of marine sedimentary rocks suggest ancient northern ocean on Mars

An international research team led by Professor Long Xiao from the School of Earth Sciences of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) has discovered the...

New study shows ‘self-cleaning’ of marine atmosphere

Scientists have shed new light on the "self-cleaning" capacity of the atmosphere. This process of self-cleaning is essential to remove gaseous pollutants and regulate greenhouse...

Marine plankton tell the long story of ocean health, and maybe human too

Using samples from an almost century-old, ongoing survey of marine plankton, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that rising...

Marine ice sheets were decisive in acceleration of global warming during the last deglaciation

The intensity and rate of melt during the penultimate ice melting was much higher than previously thought, according to a study published in the...

Ocean warming threatens richest marine biodiversity

An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Adelaide has revealed that rates of future warming threaten marine life in...

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