Monthly Archives: November 2020
Posted: November 28, 2020||
What if you had to be a scientist to get hands-on amazing things like dinosaur fossils or pieces of an old spacecraft? That would have been a shame; thankfully there is no law forbidding you from collecting such scientific memorabilia. But there are some considerations that should be paid heed to while purchasing or collecting scientific keepsakes. Upon browsing the internet, you will find so many sites claiming to have real dinosaur fossils for sale, but they aren’t always the real deal. These relics don’t exactly come cheap and buying them may be tricky. Sometimes even if the fossil up for sale is authentic, it may be stolen or even illegal to own. Yes, you heard it right. Although owning dinosaur fossils is not outright against the law, but there are certain items that law prohibits you to collect. This blog post is for all the fossil aficionados; let’s look at how you may collect dinosaur fossils the right way.
Posted: November 25, 2020||
Cave bears died out around 25,000 to 30,000 years ago. Today, they are one of the most widely studied pre-historic species. Scientists have even succeeded in reconstituting their DNA (although it is not enough to clone a cave bear, in case you wanted to know). The animal lived and evolved during the Pleistocene epoch and was intimately familiar to homo sapiens for thousands of years. Here are some more such interesting facts about cave bears that you should know:
Posted: November 20, 2020||
There is a growing need for all of us to seriously care for our environment. The health of our environment is going down due to rapid industrialization, urbanization, and increasing levels of pollution. Trees play a key role in keeping our environment in a good condition. This is why a lot of effort is placed upon planting trees as they provide us with oxygen, store carbon dioxide, support the soil, and sustain wildlife.
Posted: November 12, 2020||
The composition of the Green River rock formation consists of a group of sedimentary rock layers formed in a huge system of lakes. The source of the Green River Formation happened mostly during the Eocene Period between 59-33 million years ago. It's also located along the Green River of today, covering parts of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. In this post, we'll concentrate on the various layers that contain fossil fish.
Posted: November 09, 2020||Tags: megalodon shark jaw|
When it comes to knowing about an extinct species, what better way than to study the fossils of the creature that is long gone. Bones and teeth preserved for centuries and discovered, by chance or otherwise, enlighten us about the age of the extinct animal, the era in which it lived, the food it consumed, and so much more. Megalodon, the gigantic shark that once thrived in our ocean waters
Posted: November 02, 2020||Tags: tyrannosaurus bones|
Think about dinosaurs and the first image that usually crops up in the minds of the masses is a picture of the king of the dinosaur species; the Tyrannosaurus rex.
When it comes to popularity contests in the dinosaur race, the ruthless, humongous T. rex always steals the limelight. Why is it so? What makes it superior to other dinosaurs that walked the surface of the earth millions of years ago? Why do tyrannosaurus bones and fossils continue to fascinate researchers and paleontologists even now? Let’s have a look at these interesting questions:
The Story Behind T-rex’s Popularity
The T. rex has boggled the minds of people across the globe ever since its fossils were discovered in 1874, and then in the first few years of the 20th century. News about these multiple discoveries spread far and wide because of the availability of mass media and communication technologies, which weren’t as developed earlier. As it was one of the earliest species to be discovered, it got a head start over its counterparts.
In addition to this, well-preserved skeletons (recovered in 1900) with only a few tyrannosaurus bones missing ensured that these could be displayed in museums as well as exhibited before large crowds. Very little was left to the imagination, unlike other dinosaurs whose form had to be reconstructed digitally based on only a few available fossilized bones.
Interest in the T. rex went through the roof in the 1960s when more than 42 skeletons were discovered in Western North America. In the 1990s, two of the most complete skele