Algae: Creating Energy from Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Algae: Creating Energy from Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Meg Hartley The use of algae to create fuel is nothing new; after all, crude oil was once an algal bloom back when the earth was comprised of 18% carbon dioxide and algae was prolific. Millions of years of tremendous pressure and high temperatures under the earth’s […]

“Incredible” Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

Scientific Gold Photograph courtesy Science/AAAS Preserved for 70 to 85 million years, these feathers are part of a newly revealed trove of likely dinosaur and bird plumage found trapped in amber in Alberta, Canada. The unusual find suggests a wide array of plumed creatures populated the time period—sporting everything from seemingly modern feathers to their […]

New Dinosaur Discovered: T. Rex Cousin Had Feathers

John Roach for National Geographic News October 6, 2004 A tiny, earlier cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex sported at least a partial coat of hairlike feathers, scientists reported today. The dinosaur chased prey and roamed the lakeside forests of Liaoning Province in northern China some 130 million years ago, researchers said. Although predicted by several paleontologists, […]

Space Blobs are filled with Galaxies!

This article was published in National Geographic News. They have both a daily news section and a magazine available online, and they rule.  You should really check them out.  The space-blob research is detailed in this week’s issue of the journal Nature. Like fireflies in a mason jar, galaxies inside a huge cloud of gas […]