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fossil_lover_2277 posted a topic in Fossil NewsI recently published a paper describing how biological cells and soft tissues preserve in ancient vertebrate fossils, combining the two major hypotheses by Dr. Mary Schweitzer and Dr. Jasmina Wiemann. Apparently, a biology professor at the University of Akron made a video on it, and it explains the paper rather nicely for the layman. His comments on it start at the 14:50 mark, before that he deals with some inaccurate claims made about soft tissue preservation by others: https://youtu.be/ViCJtaePtzY
Spoons posted a topic in Fossil NewsWhile not directly about fossils, I think this news might have some relevance to the field of paleontology as a whole. A big question I think we ask ourselves in our field is how life on earth began, and if it originated here, or elsewhere. This new paper could shed some light on the possibility that life could have originated elsewhere in our universe. Here’s a link to the paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11688 Heres a link to a news article explaining the paper for all the laymen out there(myself included):https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-claim-to-have-found-the-first-known-extraterrestrial-protein-in-a-meteorite/amp