A huge collection of 170-million-year-old sauropod footprints has been discovered by accident in a lagoon on the Isle of Skye
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Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found hundreds of dinosaur footprints from the Middle Jurassic, 170 million years ago
Scientists find footprints – left by some of the biggest dinosaurs ever to have walked on Earth – in a bay on the Isle of Skye. —> Read More
‘Dinosaur disco’ found in Scotland: Jumble of rare footprints reveal 49ft-long sauropods roamed Skye 170 million years ago
Scientists at Edinburgh University identified the sauropod tracks in layers of rock in an undisclosed location on the island. A sediment cast of a footprint at the site is shown. —> Read More
A planet discovered last year sitting at an unusually large distance from its star — 16 times farther than Pluto is from the Sun — may have been kicked out of its birthplace close to the star in a process similar to what may have happened early in our own solar system’s history.
Twenty years ago, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory launched into space and revolutionized our study of the sun and a scientific discipline called heliophysics.
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Efforts in the U.S. to impose a tax on the production of carbon that warms the planet have so far proven fruitless, but climate change crusader Bill Nye is still holding out hope.
The “Science Guy,” who joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss his book Unstoppable, told host Josh Zepps that he prefers to call it a “carbon fee” because of the American stigma on taxes.
Plus, the breadth of the IRS makes putting a price on carbon realistic and attainable.
“We have the system to collect it,” Nye said. “We have the Internal Revenue Service. It’s a bureaucracy that exists. People love to hate it. People also love to not die. But there’s two things you can count on: death and taxes. So we could do this if we we’re motivated. I’m a big supporter of it. I strongly believe it would change the world.”
Nye explained that the high cost of such a fee on carbon would force changes in many industries, from transportation to agriculture to meat production, creating a domino effect of environmental consciousness.
“The price of meat would go way up, or up a little bit. People would be less motivated to buy expensive meat. Ranchers who produce the meat would now do it in a less carbon-producing or methane-producing way. Everybody would be motivated to do more with less, to do a better job,” Nye said.
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