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Scanning electron microscope image of, Praeglobotruncana delroensis, a foraminifer from the Cenomian/Turonian boundary interval of Ocean Drilling Program site 1050 off the north-east Florida coast.  Photo by Brian Huber, curator of foraminifera at the Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
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Living fossils for their time

Energy in Brief

Life and death of the one hit wonders

When good compounds go bad

Finding a landing site on Mars

Prometheus' fire

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   Buried Treasure

    Changes in the amount of oil in a Gulf of Mexico reservoir led  researchers to examine Eugene Island Block 330.  They've assembled evidence suggesting that old oil stored below the sea floor is constantly recharging the young reservoir.

The Environmental Stories of Microfossils

   Paleontologists traditionally use foraminifera and microfossils to find petroleum.  But a growing number of researchers are using them to understand past and present environmental changes. 

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