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Clues on how soils may respond to climate change found 2


Matthew Carroll July 24, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate soils contributed to a rapid rise in atmospheric greenhouse gas and... read more

Penn State researcher sees potential for ancient life on Martian surface


Francisco Tutella July 15, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Photos taken by the Mars Curiosity rover may show a desolate rocky landscape to some, but to Penn State researcher Christopher House, the... read more

Earliest flaked-stone tools found in Ethiopia


A'ndrea Elyse Messer June 03, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The origin of flaked-stone tool production is older than 2.58 million years ago, according to an international team of scientists... read more

Argentine fossils take oak and beech family history far into Southern Hemisphere


Francisco Tutella June 06, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — One of the world's most important plant families has a history extending much farther south than any live or fossil specimen previously... read more

Congratulations to Mark Patzkowsky


Please join me in congratulating Mark Patzkowsky as a newly elected fellow of the Geological Society of America. ~Demian Saffer   As described by GSA, "Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on... read more