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Earth Science In The News: Sea Monsters, Missing Inlet, Icy Jupiter

By Jim Brace-Thompson Sea Monsters of the Early South Atlantic Revealed to the Public When the Age of Dinosaurs began about 250 million years ago, much...
Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley

Earth Science In the News: Paradise Valley, Pompeii, and Prehistoric Teeth

By Jim Brace-Thompson Paradise Valley to Remain a Paradise for Now Despite the Gold There’s gold in ‘them-thar hills,’ the hills in question being 30,000 acres...

Voting for the Parting Shot of 2018

By Antoinette Rahn As we prepare to bid 2018 adieu and welcome 2019, we thought it might be fun to revisit the specimens that graced...
Screening for shark teeth

Fossils of the Florida Plateau

Story by Stuart “Tate” Wilson Recently, I came across a photograph of a man with his head and two arms poking out of murky water....
Museum Texas Tech display

Prehistoric Texas: Lubbock Landmarks Feature Fossils

Editor's Note: This is one part of a three-part article. Photos and story by Helen Serras-Herman Lubbock is a city in West Texas with about a...
Windmills

Prehistoric Lubbock: Ranching History Celebrated

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series. Enjoy the first part >>> Photos and story by Helen Serras-Herman Lubbock is a city in...
Three-foot dino tracks

Dinosaur Ichnology: The Study of Tracks Comes of Age

Story and Photos by Steve Voynick As late as the 1970s, most paleontologists agreed that dinosaur tracks, while certainly interesting, had only minimal scientific value....
Grypania spiralis example

Crossing the Threshold to Multicellular Life

By Jim Brace-Thompson Life crossed a crucial threshold when it moved from formless, unicellular critters to the many forms of multicellular life we see today—an...

Rock & Gem Kids: Fossil sand dollars

By Jim Brace-Thompson Beachcombers and fossil hunters alike love sand dollars! They belong to the phylum Echinodermata, which includes marine animals like starfish, sea cucumbers,...

Issue Highlights: September 2018

The September issue of Rock & Gem covers a lot of ground.... • 'De Colores': Mexico's endless palette of colorful minerals. By Dr. Peter K.M. Megaw • Fossil Park: Exploring India's...

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