Thursday, November 01, 2007

What has Pascal been up to?

Yet another post in what is still a woefully under-updated blog. But, just a quick shout to interesting happenings at the annual Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting I attended for the last week. Among the interesting items, was a poster on a fascinating set of full-body imprints from the Pennsylvanian of Pennsylvania (go figure). This was presented by Spencer Lucas at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and David Fillmore and Edward Simpson at Kutztown University, PA. Photo/drawing provided by the researchers press release:

Besides the cool science, a take home message from this press release is that there are plenty of undiscovered treasures lurking in museum collections and that all it takes is an inquisitive student (undergrad or grad) to start asking the right question. So get out and look through those dusty drawers!

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