Earth Stories

The latest geological news stories from the UK and around the world
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  • Mussels could ‘tough out’ climate change

    Moules-frites or moules mariniere are common pub food these days but will the very edible mussel survive climate change and its impact on their marine habitats? New research by Luca Telesca of the Department of Earth Sciences suggests that the common Atlantic blue mussels could indeed ‘tough out’ climate change…. Read more

  • When size first mattered and why - 'giant' Edicarans. Read more
  • After 130 years, the dinosaur family tree gets dramatically redrawn - The Atlantic. Read more
  • A new hypothesis of dinosaur relationships and early dinosaur evolution - Nature Read more
  • The extinction event - A Naked Scientists interview with Dr David Norman Listen here
  • World's oldest muscle-fibre fossil reveals origin of legs Read more
  • Researchers found that Psittacosaurus would be well-camouflaged in forests Read More
  • Canada’s 10th geological World Heritage Site - Mistaken Point Read More
  • Six amazing dinosaur discoveries that changed the world Read More
  • Mysterious footprint fossils point to dancing dinosaur mating ritual Read More
  • Naturalists are becoming an endangered species Read More
  • Sex life of ancient Fractofusus organism revealed Read More
  • Is iron rain the reason why Earth and the moon are so different? Read More
  • Centre of the earth seems turned on it's side Read More
  • The winners and losers of ocean acidification Read More
  • New three-dimensional reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals on Earth developed. Read More
  • A new fossil discovery identifies the earliest evidence for animals with muscles. Read More
  • Iceland volcano: New quakes raise concern over large eruption Read More
  • The world’s weirdest creature finds descendants in cuddly velvet worms Read More
  • Dinosaurs that led to birds were shrinking for millions of years. Read more.
  • New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates. Read more
  • Scientists at work: revealing strange fossils from the first carnival of animals on Earth more
  • Volcano eruptions have deep origins read more
  • How Earth became a jigsaw puzzle read more
  • Oldest Cardiovascular System Found in Ancient Shrimplike Creature read more
  • Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth. read more
  • Resurrecting dinosaurs with medical scanners and 3D printers read more
  • The turtle that ate with a straw! read more
  • Sparkling meteorite provides a glimpse of Martian history. read more




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Oct 9, 2019

This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including a visit to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. Families will be able to join the search for Wally as part of Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.



Sep 20, 2019

My name is Andrew Simpson and I am a gallery volunteer at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and a recent MGeol graduate in Geology with Paleobiology from the University of Leicester. My main interest is in vertebrate palaeontology, however, I like writing about all facets of palaeontology, from evolutionary history to fossil lagerstätten.