fossil


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fossil

the remains of a once-living organism preserved in the rock strata.
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The oldest fossil known is of a blue-green algae that lived on some rocks in South Africa 3.
CT scans also allowed the researchers to build an accurate reconstruction of the fossil.
The fossil islander triggered an unusually vitriolic scientific dispute within months of her discovery.
COMPREHENSION: What is the difference between biofuels and fossil fuels?
From 1987 to 1996, the Costa Mesa resident recovered fossils at the landfill, including the jawbone of a new species now named after him.
After studying this fossil, Norell and Xu concluded that the ostrich-size dinosaur had been cloaked in downy feathers from head to tail.
Yet Hilary Benn, Great Britain's International Development Secretary, notes correctly that the bank's target of spending just $440 million on renewable energy by 2010 is "disproportionately skewed toward fossil fuels.
The scientists estimate that the adoption of readily available technologies to lessen fossil fuel emissions--applied over the next two decades in these four cities alone--would avoid approximately 64,000 premature deaths, 65,000 chronic bronchitis cases, and 37 million days of work loss or other restricted activity.
These fossils and a reexamination of others found decades ago are providing insights into ancient vertebrates' transition from water to land.
Rebecca found a fossil tooth 15 feet away from the skull down a sloped gravel bed.
We evaluated an exhaustive list of vendors for our SAP-heavy environment," said Ed Jurica, CIO of Fossil.