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Dinosaur ribbing

1 February 2017

At www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4178130/Researchers-dinosaur-bon… … which concerns the discovery of a dinosaur rib bone in Yunnan Province in China that contained proteins inside the vascular canals (where blood vessels and nerves would have been present when it was alive). This is a remarkable find as fossilised bone is usually rock like. Organic matter is normally decomposed. It is therefore a surprising discovery – and useful (as it will enable scientists to understand dinosaur make up). The dinosaur is thought to have lived during the early part of the Jurassic – 200 to 195 million years ago.

At www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4177306/The-Gateway-Hell-CRACKIN… …. apparently, the Gateway to Hell (otherwise the Smoking Mountain) is burbling. It is a shield volcano on the Ethiopian/ Eritrea border, famous for a long surviving lava lake. The phenomenon is said to be caused by three tectonic plates rubbing each other the wrong way.

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