Geoscience Research Institute

News Archives – Jan-June 2012

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DISCLAIMER:  The following links do not necessarily represent endorsement by the Geoscience Research Institute, but are meant to provide information from a wide range of viewpoints and expertise on scientific issues, religious issues, and the interface between the two, particularly in the area of creation and evolution.


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  • Earliest fossil forests were complex / March 4, 2012 / David Tyler / Access Research Network (blog)
  • Insights into a largely cryptic Cambrian radiation of crustaceans / March 3, 2012 / David Tyler / Access Research Network (blog)
  • News to Note / March 3, 2012 / Elizabeth Mitchell / Answers in Genesis — a weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint
  • Superluminal Neutrinos: Loose Cable May Unravel Faster-Than-Light Result / 2 March 2012 / Edwin Cartlidge / Science, v.335, n.6072, p.1027
  • Giant Viruses Revive Old Questions About Viral Origins / 2 March 2012 / Catherine Mary / Science, v.335, n.6072, p.1035
  • Neanderthals were ancient mariners / 29 February 2012 / Michael Marshall / New Scientist, n.2854, p.10 — growing evidence suggests our extinct cousins criss-crossed the Mediterranean in boats 100,000 years ago — or were they just good swimmers
  • Giant fleas plagued feathered dinosaurs / 29 February 2012 / New Scientist, n.2854, p.18 — The oldest and largest flea ever discovered has turned up in Jurassic rocks in China. Warm-blooded animals have been itching to get rid of the pests ever since.
    • Giant Jurassic Fleas Packed a Mean Mouth / March 2, 2012 / Sindya N. Bhanoo / New York Times — scientists have discovered fossils of fleas 10 times the size of modern counterparts, with elongated, sharp mouth parts that may have allowed them to feed on dinosaurs
  • What righteousness really means / 29 February 2012 / Alison George / New Scientist, n.2854, p.30-31 — exploring the tribal world of US politics, moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt found that self-righteousness is an essential part of being human
  • 100,000 AD: Living in the deep future / 29 February 2012 / New Scientist, n.2854, p.34 — Our species may endure for at least 100,000 years. So what’s in store? New Scientist tours the coming epoch, from new language to archaeological remains.
    • Deep future: Why we’ll still be here / Michael Brooks / p.36 — asteroid strikes and supervolcano eruptions may threaten us in the next 100,000 years, but the odds are good that humanity will avoid extinction
    • Deep future: Will there be any nature left? / Michael Marshall / p.43-44 — We are causing a mass extinction event. What species do we stand to lose in the coming millennia, and what new creatures will emerge?
  • Ötzi the ice mummy’s secrets found in DNA / 28 February 2012 / Andy Coghlan / New Scientist, n.2854, p.10 — the ice mummy Ötzi may have met his death over 5000 years ago, but we now know the colour of his eyes and who his closest relatives are

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