Friday Headlines, September 30, 2016
THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES
Iceland is gonna blow… Again
A 56-million-year-old impact
The reptile with anteater hands
Heavy earthquake activity in Katla volcano, high conductivity in glacier rivers
Iceland is on a major lithospheric plate boundary. It’s about to be split again!
Glass bits, charcoal hint at 56-million-year-old space rock impact
Papers at a professional meeting this week suggest that the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) may have been triggered by an impact event.
Yale study: Extinct animal was like an anteater with a scary claw
But this extinct animal was a reptile. It’s similarity to the adorable silky anteater suggests that it too was an insect-eating animal.