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Found 6 results

  1. Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost By Daniel Ackerman, The Washington Post, July 7, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/ancient-life-awakens-amid-thawing-ice-caps-and-permafrost/2019/07/05/335281f8-7108-11e9-9f06-5fc2ee80027a_story.html Aulacomnium turgidum - Swollen Thread-moss PDF file - https://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/Activities/mosses/Aulacomnium turgidum.pdf Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aulacomnium_turgidum The papers are: Roads, E., Longton, R.E. and Convey, P., 2014. Millennial timescale regeneration in a moss from Antarctica. Current Biology, 24(6), pp.R222-R223. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982214000864 La Farge, C., Williams, K.H. and England, J.H., 2013. Regeneration of Little Ice Age bryophytes emerging from a polar glacier with implications of totipotency in extreme environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(24), pp.9839-9844.s https://www.pnas.org/content/110/24/9839 Yours, Paul H.
  2. Fossil zooplankton indicate that marine ecosystems have entered the Anthropocene. Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190528120605.htm https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/m-cf-fzi052319.php https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/260397-lukas-jonkers/posts/49174-fossil-zooplankton-shows-that-marine-ecosystems-have-entered-the-anthropocene The paper is: Lukas Jonkers, Helmut Hillebrand, Michal Kucera. 2019. Global change drives modern plankton communities away from the pre-industrial state. Nature, 2019; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1230-3 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1230-3 Yours, Paul H.
  3. The Evolution of the Chicken. Mark Berres. 2018.02.28 Wednesday Nite @ The Lab Published on Mar 1, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXL2doMXWfg A related paper is: Bennett, C.E., Thomas, R., Williams, M., Zalasiewicz, J., Edgeworth, M., Miller, H., Coles, B., Foster, A., Burton, E.J. and Marume, U., 2018. The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere. Royal Society open science, 5(12), p.180325. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.180325 Some news article are: It Could Be the Age of the Chicken, Geologically With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers. James Gorman, New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/science/chicken-anthropocene-archaeology.html Are we living in the ‘age of the chicken’? Fossil record of man's time on Earth will be dominated by the bones of factory farmed hens Phoebe Weston Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6487397/Age-chicken-Anthropocene-fossil-record-dominated-bones-factory-farmed-hens.html How the domestic chicken rose to define the Anthropocene. Over the past 70 years, the bird has become a global staple, and could be the key fossil evidence for human-influenced epoch Damian Carrington, The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/31/domestic-chicken-anthropocene-humanity-influenced-epoch https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/29/declare-anthropocene-epoch-experts-urge-geological-congress-human-impact-earth Yours, Paul H.
  4. Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? Adam Frank, The Atlantic, April 13, 2018 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/are-we-earths-only-civilization/557180/ Schmidt, G.A. and Frank, A., 2018. The Silurian hypothesis: would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record?. International Journal of Astrobiology, pp. 1-9. https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03748 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/silurian-hypothesis-would-it-be-possible-to-detect-an-industrial-civilization-in-the-geological-record/77818514AA6907750B8F4339F7C70EC6 There are two very good books that discuss what a technological civilization, ours, would behind in the archaeological – geological record. They are; Weisman, A., 2008. The world without us. Macmillan. 0312427905, 9780312427900 and Zalasiewicz, J. and Freedman, K., 2009. The Earth after us: what legacy will humans leave in the rocks?. Oxford University Press. 0199214980, 9780199214983 Dr. Zalasiewicz has written a papers about the Anthropocene and the signature and traces that would survive in the geologic record. Examples are: Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C.N. and Williams, M., 2014. Human bioturbation, and the subterranean landscape of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene, 6, pp. 3-9. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264241410_Human_bioturbation_and_the_subterranean_landscape_of_the_Anthropocene and Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Waters, C.N., Barnosky, A.D. and Haff, P., 2014. The technofossil record of humans. The Anthropocene Review, 1(1), pp. 34-43. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264461538_The_technofossil_record_of_humans Related papers can be found at: Jan Zalasiewicz, University of Leicester, Department of Geology, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Zalasiewicz Yours, Paul H. "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
  5. Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows National Geographic, June 19,2017 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/domesticated-cats-dna-genetics-pets-science/ Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication, KU Leuven, June 19, 2017 http://nieuws.kuleuven.be/en/content/2017/domestication-of-the-cat-ancient-dna-reveals-significant-role-of-the-near-east-and-egypt https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170619125825.htm "DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle Ages." the paper is: Claudio Ottoni, Wim Van Neer, Bea De Cupere, Julien Daligault, Silvia Guimaraes, Joris Peters, Nikolai Spassov, Mary E. Prendergast, Nicole Boivin, Arturo Morales-Muñiz, Adrian Bălăşescu, Cornelia Becker, Norbert Benecke, Adina Boroneant, Hijlke Buitenhuis, Jwana Chahoud, Alison Crowther, Laura Llorente, Nina Manaseryan, Hervé Monchot, Vedat Onar, Marta Osypińska, Olivier Putelat, Eréndira M. Quintana Morales, Jacqueline Studer, Ursula Wierer, Ronny Decorte, Thierry Grange, Eva-Maria Geigl. The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2017; 1 (7): 0139 DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0139 Online archive: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/10/09/080028 PDF file: http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/10/09/080028.full.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  6. The Anthropocene, the New Age of Humans Catalyst, Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4574615.htm More videos - Archaeology & History http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/by-topic/ARCHAEOLOGY&HISTORY.htm More videos - fossils http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/by-topic/FOSSILS.htm Yours, Paul h.
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