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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Nearly Complete Mammoth Skeleton Excavated in Ellis County, Texas

Nearly Complete Mammoth Skeleton Excavated in Ellis County, Texas

Ellis County gravel pit owner donates nearly complete
Mammoth skeleton, Weatherford Democrat, Texas
http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/news/article_db4d88fc-2d43-11e4-b20f-001a4bcf887a.html

Perot Museum getting rare, intact mammoth skeleton
found in Ellis County gravel pit. Dallas News,
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20140824-rare-intact-mammoth-skeleton-is-donated-to-perot-museum.ece

Texas family to part ways with skeleton of mammoth
found on its farm by Lisa Maria Garza, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/26/us-usa-texas-mammoth-idUSKBN0GQ26G20140826

Yours,

Paul H.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Bizarre Spherical Fossils Could Be Among World's Earliest Known Animals

Bizarre Spherical Fossils Could Be Among World's Earliest Known Animals

Bizarre Sphere Fossils Could Be Among World's
Earliest Animals by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science
http://www.livescience.com/47985-sphere-fossils-animal-embryos.html

In Images: Strange 600-Year-Old Spherical Fossils
by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, September 24, 2014
http://www.livescience.com/47984-strange-sphere-fossils-photos.html

This fruit-like fossil may have been one of the
world’s first animals by Fiona MacDonald,
Science Alert, September 25, 2014
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20142509-26233.html

The paper is:

Chen, L., S. Xiao, K. Pang, C. Zhou, and X. Yuan,
2014, Cell differentiation and germ–soma separation
in Ediacaran animal embryo-like fossils. Nature.
Published online 24 September 2014
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13766.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Open Access Files (PDFs) of Papers About Triassic Fossils

Open Access Files (PDFs) of Papers About Triassic Fossils

Hi,

A number of PDFfiles of papers about Triassic
fossils can be found on lie in:

Lucas, S. G., and J. A. Speilman, eds., 2007a, Triassic
of the American West. Bulletin no. 40. New Mexico
Museum of Natural History & Albuquerque, New Mexico.

and

Lucas, S. G., and J. A. Speilman, eds., 2007a, the Global
Triassic. Bulletin no. 41. New Mexico Museum of Natural
History & Albuquerque, New Mexico.

PDF files for both bulletins athttp://paleo.cortland.edu/globaltriassic/
andhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140923020836/http://paleo.cortland.edu/globaltriassic/

Yours,

Paul H.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

"The Cloud" and doing Science

"The Cloud" and doing Science

This is a Ted Talk that is about aspects of doing
science that scientists do not normally talk about to
the lay public

Uri Alon, 2013, Why truly innovative science demands
a leap into the unknown TEDGlobal 2013, Film 2013.
https://www.ted.com/talks/uri_alon_why_truly_innovative_science_demands_a_leap_into_the_unknown/transcript?language=en

Yours,

Paul H.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Online and Downloadable Missouri K-Pg Megatsunami Deposits Papers

Online and Downloadable Missouri K-Pg Megatsunami Deposits Papers

Oboh-Ikuenobe, F. E., C. E. Campbell, and T. L. Eifert, 2008,
Megatsunami deposit in Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary
interval of southeast Missouri. In K R. Evans, J. W. Horton Jr.,
D. T. King Jr., and J. R. Morrow, eds., pp. 189-198 The
Sedimentary Record of Meteorite Impacts. Special Papers
no. 437, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado.
PDF file at http://seismo.device.mst.edu/GG/pubs/06.pdf and
http://gs.mst.edu/media/academic/gs/documents/refcont/006.pdf

Oboh-Ikuenobe, F. E., M. K. Spencer, C. E. Campbell, and
R. D. Haselwander, 2012, A portrait of Late Maastrichtian and
Paleocene palynoflora. Palynology. vol. 36, Supplement 1,
pp. 63-79 PDF file at
http://gs.mst.edu/media/academic/gs/documents/refcont/042.pdf

Dastas, N. R., J. A. Chamberlain Jr., and M. P. Garb, 2014,
Cretaceous-Paleogene Dinoflagellate Biostratigraphy and the
Age of the Clayton Formation, Southeastern Missouri, USA.
Geosciences. vol. 4 no. 1, pp 1-29. PDF file at
http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/4/1/1/pdf and
http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/4/1/1

Yours,

Paul H.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Downloadable PDF Reprints About Fossils

Downloadable PDF Reprints About Fossils

First in the Fossil Forum, there is an ongoing thread
about downloadable online PDF reprints of papers
about trilobites in “Open Access Trilobite Papers
2013-2014” at:
http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/34135-open-access-trilobite-papers-2013-2014/

Second, there is a whole collection of downloadable
online PDF files of papers about fossils gathered by two
members of the Fossil Forum in “Documents” at
http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/forum/85-documents/

Finally, separate threads about PDF files of other
papers about fossils can found in “Fossil Literature” at:
http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/forum/13-fossil-literature/

Some recent threads about online PDF files of papers
about fossils include:

1. “PDF Files About Whiskey Bridge / Stone City Bluff,
Bryan, Texas, Fossil Site”
http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/49502-pdf-files-about-whiskey-bridge-stone-city-bluff-bryan-texas-fossil-site/

2. “PDF Of Paper About Bright Angel Shale Trilobites,
Grand Canyon (Foster 2011)”
http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/49464-pdf-of-paper-about-bright-angel-shale-trilobites-grand-canyon-foster-2011/

and 3. “Online Reprints Of Papers About Trilobites ( PDF Files )”
http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/49141-online-reprints-of-papers-about-trilobites-pdf-files/

Yours,

Paul H.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Mystery Crater Observed on Utah Farm

Mystery Crater Observed on Utah Farm

What created the mystery Utah crater? by Ellie Zolfagharifard
Mail Online and Associated Press, September 2, 2014
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2740487/What-created-mystery-crater-Utah-Underwater-hole-collapsing-soil-causing-small-eruption.html

Scientists unsure about what caused mystery crater
to form in southern Utah irrigation pond KSL, NBC News
http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/water-cooler/scientists-unsure-about-what-caused-mystery-crater-to-form-in-southern-utah-irrigation-pond

Mystery Crater Surfaces on Utah Farm by Jenn
Gidman, Newser, Sept. 3, 2014
http://www.newser.com/story/193384/mystery-crater-surfaces-on-utah-farm.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Reward Offered To Find Vandals Who Damaged Dinosaur Fossil (Dinosaur National Monument)

Reward Offered To Find Vandals Who Damaged Dinosaur Fossil (Dinosaur National Monument)

Rangers Discover Damage and Theft of Fossil Fragments
along Fossil Discovery Trail, National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/dino/parknews/fossiltraildamage.htm

Dinosaur National Monument Vandalized: Reward
For Information, Inquisitr, September 7, 2014
http://www.inquisitr.com/1458325/dinosaur-national-monument-vandalized-reward-for-information/

Reward Offered To Find Vandals Who Damaged
Dinosaur Fossil, CBS Denver, September 7, 2014
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/09/07/reward-offered-to-find-vandals-who-damaged-dinosaur-fossil/

Park Service trying to track fossil vandals at Dinosaur
National Monument, Colorado News, September 7, 2014
http://colorado.icito.com/park-service-trying-to-track-fossil-vandals-at-dinosaur-national-monument/
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/09/07/park-service-trying-to-track-fossil-vandals-at-dinosaur-national-monument/

Dinosura National Monument
http://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm

Yours,

Paul H.



Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dreadnoughtus: a Gigantic, Execeptionally Complete Sauropod Dinosaur

Dreadnoughtus: a Gigantic, Execeptionally Complete Sauropod Dinosaur

Drexel Team Unveils Dreadnoughtus: a Gigantic,
Execeptionally Complete Sauropod Dinosaur by
Rachel Ewing, Drexel News Blog, September 4, 2014
http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/September/Dreadnoughtus-Dinosaur/
and http://newsblog.drexel.edu/dinosaur/

Dreadnoughtus schrani: Frequently Asked
Questions on the Super-Massive Dinosaur
Drexel News Blog, September 4, 2014
http://newsblog.drexel.edu/2014/09/04/dreadnoughtus-schrani-frequently-asked-questions-on-the-super-massive-dinosaur/

Digging Deeper into Dreadnoughtus: Dinosaur
Interview with Ken Lacovara, , Drexel News Blog,
September 4, 2014
http://newsblog.drexel.edu/2014/09/04/digging-deeper-into-dreadnoughtus-dinosaur-interview-with-ken-lacovara/

The paper is:

Lacovara, K. J., M. C. Lamanna, L. M. Ibiricu, and others
2014, A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Titanosaurian
Sauropod Dinosaur from Southern Patagonia, Argentina
Scientific Reports. vol. 4, article no. 6196.
http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140904/srep06196/full/srep06196.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Paleolithic 'escargot'

Paleolithic 'escargot'

Paleolithic 'escargot', August 21, 2014
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/paleolithic_escargot_prehistoric_spaniards_cooked_snails_30000_years_ago-143090http://esciencenews.com/articles/2014/08/21/paleolithic.escargot
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-08/p-p081414.php

Fernández-López de Pablo, J., E. Badal, C. F. Garcıa, A.
Martínez-Ortí, and S. A. Sanchis (2014) Land Snails as a Diet
Diversification Proxy during the Early Upper Palaeolithic in
Europe. PLoS ONE 9(8): e104898. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104898
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0104898

Yours,

Paul H.