Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber (Check out the feathers!)

The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.

The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years.

Examination of the specimen suggests the tail was chestnut brown on top and white on its underside.

The tail is described in the journal Current Biology.

"This is the first time we've found dinosaur material preserved in amber," co-author Ryan McKellar, of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada, told the BBC News website.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Human Beings are 60-75% water

Friday, July 15, 2016

Life on Mars?!!

CNN reports:  

Life could exist in isolated pockets beneath the surface of Mars, according to Alfred McEwen, principal investigator of NASA's HiRISE high-resolution camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. While they would most likely be primitive microorganisms such as bacteria, it would still be proof of life outside of our own planet.