A couple of weeks ago some colleagues and I wrote a paper in Science reporting some new findings on Amazonian forests. Some of the findings are actually just numbers, and one of those numbers is really big. It's the number of trees we think probably grow in the Amazon, and it's 390 billion. Read more about How many trees are there in the Amazon?
The fossils of a large trilobite called Paradoxides are found in North America, Europe, and Africa, They crawled along the seafloor during the Cambrian Period, 510 million years ago, but not off the coast of North America or Europe. They lived in the shallow waters off the coast of a small continent that no longer exists called Avalonia by geologists. Read more about The Trilobite Paradoxides
This small, broken lobster fossil Hoploparia stokesi UC 9705 is the first fossil to be described from Antarctica and was named in honor of F. W. Stokes. The fossil might not look like much but it has some interesting stories to tell. Read more about Antarctica Lobster Fossil