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Namibian rocks point to reorganisation of the marine calcium cycle
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues have uncovered isotopic changes in rocks from southern Namibia that suggest a reorganization of the marine calcium cycle, just as animals were starting to build skeletons for the first time.
Phosphate availability in Mesoproterzoic seas
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues studied 1300 million year old sediments from Australia, and provide strong evidence that phosphate was readily available in Mesoproterozoic seas, and did not present a barrier to microbial ecosystems...
Rock stars! Rock stars! Rock stars!
Mhairi Reid, Emese Bordy, Wendy Taylor and colleagues from Stellenbosch, Cambridge and Cincinnati reconstructed an Early Devonian seabed! Dig up their articles here doi.org/10.2110/palo.2018.048 and doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giy156
New giant dinosaur found in South Africa!
Scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Witwatersrand, Oxford University, and the South African National Museum have described a plant-eating dinosaur that was the largest land animal on Earth, nearly 200 mya.
Blue diamonds from the Earth's lower mantle
UCT Prof Steve Richardson and colleagues show that boron-bearing diamonds carry previously unrecognized mineral assemblages whose high-pressure precursors were stable in metamorphosed oceanic lithospheric slabs reaching the lower mantle.

 

 

 
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
American Geophysical Union 2018

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C.

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The Palaeontological Society of South Africa - Abstracts due!

Abstract due date is 15 April for the upcoming annual PSSA Conference in Stellenbosch.

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 - 22:30

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