Tag: "fossil" at biology news
Facial attraction -- choice of sexual partner shaped the human face
...role in shaping human evolution, as studies on our fossil
ancestors have shown our choice of sexual partner has shaped the human face. The findings appear in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE. The face holds the secret to determining the sex of our ancestors and what makes us attractive to the oppo...
Proteaceae spread by continental drift and transoceanic dispersal
... United Kingdom with an extensive knowledge of the fossil
record of the Proteaceae, that it became possible to undertake this rigorous analysis. Sometimes science is about getting the right people with the right skills together in order to make advances....
An early ape shows its hand
...he hand of Hispanopithecus, a critically important fossil
from an ape that lived during the late Miocene of Spain. While the authors ponder that the fossil
may be from a direct ancestor of living great apes (especially the orangutan), Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, ...
What we can learn from the biggest extinction in the history of Earth
... triggered this extinction. "People point to the fossil
record as a place where we can learn about how our...ord in south China. The kilometer-thick, limestone fossil
beds at the Great Bank of Guizhou formed in shallow ocean waters during the late Permian and early T...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
....0 billion in the Senate for the renewable energy, fossil
fuels, and energy conservation programs, Koizumi reported. Environment and Climate Change: Congress would turn steep requested cuts into increases for environmental research programs, Koizumi found. Total R&D spending on environmental initiatives...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...ures are biofuels blended with or substituting for fossil
fuels.) The report recommends that the new LCFS co...-gas emissions. If biofuels are to be cleaner than fossil
fuels, they must: 1) use advanced production methods (some of which are available now), 2) be derive...
Coelacanth fossil sheds light on fin-to-limb evolution
A 400 million-year-old fossil
of a coelacanth fin, the first finding of its kind...ugust 2007 issue of Evolution & Development. The fossil
shows that the ancestral pattern of lobed fins closely resembles the pattern in the fins of primitiv...
Study sheds light on why humans walk on two legs
...nd when the researchers examined the early hominid fossil
record, they found evidence of these traits skeletal characteristics of the hip and hind limb that allow for greater extension of the hind limb -- in some early bipeds. Taken together, the findings provide support for the hypothesis that anatomica...
Rise of dinosaurs in Late Triassic more gradual than once thought
...History and The Field Museum. The finds, including fossil
bones of a new dinosaur predecessor the researcher...osaur precursors, or merely reflect the paucity of fossil
finds, he said. Ghost Ranch, near the town of Abiquiu, where artist O'Keefe lived, is known for it...
New research seeks to enhance alternative fuel integration in public vehicle fleets
...rt will assist in reducing the countys reliance on fossil
fuels, and ultimately reduce costs to taxpayers. It's a great example of how university-based research can support regional needs and economic growth. We also hope to use the data collected here to promote alternative energy implementation in additi...
Decoding mushroom's secrets could combat carbon, find better biofuels and safer soils
...ts 1530% of annual global emissions of carbon from fossil
fuels and industrial activities. Understanding the carbon cycling role of these fungi in the forests and other ecosystems is a vital component of optimizing carbon management. That however is not the end of the mushrooms talents; several Agaricus spe...
Study identifies energy efficiency as reason for evolution of upright walking
... those results allowed us to do was to look at the fossil
record and see whether fossil
hominins show adaptations that would have reduced bipedal energy expenditures, said Raichlen. We and...
Climate change reduces Queensland's bat numbers
...go and ending approximately 10,000 years ago). The fossil
deposits were uncovered by mining operations at Mt...Ms Martinez will compare information obtained from fossil
data to the bat communities that still occur in the Mt Etna caves. What Ive found so far is an overa...
ORNL-led team wins DOE bioenergy center
...ts over the next decade to develop alternatives to fossil
fuels. I am proud that Oak Ridge will continue to play a leading role in addressing one of the nations biggest scientific challenges. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen noted that the DOE award comes two weeks after approval by the state legislature of ...
UGA scientists receive $20M in federal bioenergy initiative
...tial to make ethanol a significant replacement for fossil
fuels for this countrys future energy needs. David Lee, vice president for research at UGA, said, As the states land-grant university, the University of Georgia is excited to be part of the DOE Bioenergy Science Center team. The center builds on t...
March of the giant penguins
...ionships with the geographic distribution of other fossil
penguins, Clarke and colleagues estimate that the ...icantly shorter timescale. The data from these new fossil
species cannot be used to argue that warming wouldnt negatively impact living penguins....
Ice Age extinction claimed highly carnivorous Alaskan wolves
...e researchers extracted mitochondrial DNA from the fossil
wolf bones preserved in permafrost and compared the sequences, called haplotypes, with those of modern-day wolves in Alaska and throughout the world. The fossils showed a wide range of haplotypesgreater in fact than their modern counterpartbut there ...
UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'
...unities and countries irrespective of the costs of fossil
fuels. The other key message is that this is no ...of the arrival of an alternative future for todays fossil
fuel-dominated energy markets, he says. Signals move markets and the signal in these investment num...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 13, 2007
...s has found that, of the two major sources of U.S. fossil
energy mined coal and crude oil crude oil contains much less toxic mercury, on average, than coal. The study is scheduled for publication in the July 1 issue of ACS Environmental Science & Technology , a semi-monthly journal. S. Mark Wilhelm and c...
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
...he notion is that the sooner we wean ourselves off fossil
fuels, the sooner we'll be able to tackle the clim...urces engineering. ''But the idea that we can take fossil
fuels out of the mix very quickly is unrealistic. We're reliant on fossil
fuels, and a good pathway ...
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