Travel back to the Carboniferous

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Hai Lin Wang, Nature Conservancy of Canada Alongside marshes and in forests and meadows lives a group of plants that are older than the dinosaurs. Called horsetails, these plants have had quite a trek through time. This group is also referred to as the Equisetum genus, a type of biological classification that contains all known […]

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Old science learns new tricks: Applications of new technology in the geosciences

Tanya Samman, Earth and Environmental Science co-editor In recent years, many areas of the geosciences, including palaeontology, have adopted cutting edge technology and techniques—sometimes in unexpected ways. There are lots of potential applications! Today I’m describing three examples: mapping fossil sites; obtaining soft tissue information from fossils; and armchair geoscience. The first two illustrate specialist […]

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Science Borealis Featured Blog: Musings of a Clumsy Palaeontologist

Sri Ray-Chauduri and Kathi Unglert, Environment & Earth Sciences editors After our Science Borealis Reader Survey, we randomly selected four participating blogs to be profiled here on the Borealis Blog during 2016. This is the third of those featured posts.   Today we’re talking with Liz Martin-Silverstone, who runs one of our feature blogs, ‘Musings […]

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