Thursday, February 03, 2011

News of the Day

‘Tree octopus’ is latest evidence the internet is making kids dumb, says group

Please help save the endangered tree octopus.

NASA Finds Earth-Size Planet Candidates in Habitable Zone, Six Planet System

Start packing.

Dinosaurs Survived Mass Extinction by 700,000 Years, Fossil Find Suggests

It is the Jesus dinosaur? (resurrected after death). U-Pb dating used to confirm that a dino last beyond the K-T mass extinction. Although I am a bit skeptical since the start of the clock is the end of fossilization which can happen rapidly or could take some time depending on the depositional environment. They attribute the find to isolated regions of vegetation.

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