“Yellow brick road” – Unique formation found on Nootka Seamount

“Yellow brick road” – Unique formation found on Nootka Seamount

While diving on the Liliʻuokalani Ridge within Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the Ocean Exploration Trust expedition aboard the E/V Nautilus found what they described as an ‘incredibly unique and fascinating’ feature resembling a ‘yellow brick road’ to the city of Atlantis.

9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives lived in Europe

9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives lived in Europe

Researchers in Germany have recovered an unusual set of teeth estimated to be 9.7 million years old. The teeth are unlike any found in Europe or Asia, but closely resemble the teeth of Lucy, the famed female specimen of the hominin species Australopithecus…

Peter Mungo Jupp: Electric fossilization

Peter Mungo Jupp: Electric fossilization

Standard geology tells us that the Earth and the life that inhabits it has changed incrementally over eons of time for many millions of years. The processes thought to have shaped our planet’s landscape are wind and water erosion, volcanism, earthquakes, and…

4 500 years old skeleton provides first human genome sequence from Africa

4 500 years old skeleton provides first human genome sequence from Africa

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Ventura College and UCLA Extension have provided the first ancient human genome sequence from Africa. The discovery holds the potential to provide new information about how ancient African…