The News: MIT and Princeton University researchers have found that extreme weather events that are supposed to occur about once every 100 years are likely to occur every three to twenty years in the coming century, as the planet warms. In particular, floods and storms of a size we aren’t used to seeing more than
A team of geoscientists working on a separate geological project in South Australia accidentally stumbled upon the oldest evidence of animal life yet found. Previously, the oldest fossil evidence of non-unicellular, “hard bodied” life forms dates to about 550 million years ago. This new discovery pushes back the clock on animal life by 80 to 90 million years.