The microfossil in this picture appears to be a Loxonema yandellana gastropod (snail). It was found in the Somerset Shale of the Salem Limestone of Meade County, Kentucky, USA. The creature existed in the Mississippian Period. Field of view in picture is about 2 mm.
Thanks to Kenny for the picture.
My last post was sort of a long rant, so I thought I'd balance things out a bit with a more positive subject. If you do fieldwork and love being outside, (potentially) out in nature, do you have someone who gave you that love of nature? Maybe it was someone you grew up with, or a camp counselor, or maybe it was a teacher.My field/outdoors inspiration (as opposed to my life inspiration or science inspiration) was my grandfather, John. Born before 1910 to an alcoholic mother and an absent father
Infinity and Beyond
Everyone is familiar with counting. Every civilization on earth can count and it was all learned independently of each other. So counting is build into out brains. But what is the biggest number you know? Infinity is a concept of a number or value that is higher than any countable value. But is that absolute? Are some values of Infinity greater than others?
By: Es Einsteinium.
How to Survive Extreme Radiation
The Incredible Hulk isn’t the only one who can survive extreme radiation. Find out how science and technology will one day allow us to resist nuclear fallout levels of radiation.
By: Science Friction.