Using fish ear bones to estimate ancient seawater temperature

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have identified a way to estimate ancient seawater temperature by probing tiny bones in the ears of fish. Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth's surface and host many remarkable life forms. Earth scientists have been attempting to reconstruct the seawater temperature over time, but it is not easy to do so. "When you go back in time, you don't have any fossilized seawater," explains Ramananda Chakrabarti, Associate Professor at the Centre for Earth Sciences (CEaS), IISc, and corresponding author of the study published in Chemical Geology. Therefore, he and his Ph.D. student, Surajit Mondal, in collaboration with Prosenjit Ghosh, Professor at CEaS, turned to otoliths—tiny bones found in the inner ear of fish.
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Perry: New-look running game showing some signs of life

FOXBORO -- The Patriots offense came away from Tuesday's practice able to take a deep breath. With a couple days before their first preseason game against the Giants, they were able to put together a representative practice. There was some consistency in both the run and passing games. Mac Jones...
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Oklahoma wind turbine bent in half, on fire, in wild video

A massive wind turbine at one of the country’s largest wind farms is no more, thanks to the impacts of a strong thunderstorm that moved through central Oklahoma on Tuesday. First responders arrived at the Traverse Wind Energy Center around 4:30 p.m. to find one of the turbines on fire. Video from the scene showed what is believed to be one of the massive GE turbines on the ground with its support structure folded as if it was made of cardboard. A spokesperson for the Public Service Company of Oklahoma said the site has been secured, and there were no injuries. The utility company said the cause of the incident is under investigation, but the scene looked similar to the destruction of a wind turbine in Texas after a direct lightning strike in late July. Doppler radar indicated there was plenty of lightning around the Traverse wind facility before the turbine caught fire, but officials have not confirmed if lightning played a role in the incident. The 356 GE turbine-powered wind farm spans two counties in Oklahoma and is considered to be one of the world’s largest wind farms. The utility company did not report any other damage to the facility from the storms.

5 Back-to-School Essentials to Grab on Amazon Prime

Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. The school year is upon us! As the summer winds down, it's time to get ready to go back to school. That means shopping! Not only for new clothes, but for new products that can help elevate, streamline […]

Major upgrades planned with passage of school bond

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Security, media centers, HVAC systems, cafeterias, sports complex and so much more. The $34 million bond will go toward upgrades at all Meridian schools. “Oh, this is a huge game changer,” MPSD’s Director of Operations Clay Sims said. “I think about the children that we saw...

‘What I Did On My Summer Vacation’ Exhibit At Village Arts Features 17 Local Artists

Artwork from left to right by Allison Aiken, Sue Ellen Hains and Michael Andryc. Courtesy Village Arts. Village Arts is happy to host a new exhibition just in time for the start of the new school year! Artists were asked to take on the traditional “start of the school year” theme and be inspired by their summer adventures. The exhibit features over 30 creations that explore a summer of colorful days, velvety nights, beaches, gardens, dreams, challenges, and more!

How to Report Damaged Road Signs in Kentucky

At 32 years old, it may come as a surprise to many that I haven't been driving for very long. I was a late bloomer when it came to obtaining my driver's license, earning it barely five years ago. Growing up, I had major anxieties and fears surrounding getting behind the wheel. Thankfully, I managed to overcome those reservations and enjoy the bliss of freedom that is driving.

East Cobb audiologist recognized by Cobb Young Professionals

Dr. Melissa Wikoff, the founder and director of audiology at Peachtree Hearing in East Cobb, has been named a Next Generation Award winner by Cobb Young Professionals. CYP is the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s networking and development arm for professionals in their 20s and 30s. Wikoff leads her own practice in addressing issues regarding hearing loss at 4939 Lower Roswell Road and is involved in the field nationally.

Eagles Fans Are HYPED About Receiving The Sickest Brian Dawkins Poster Ever At 1st Preseason Game

Getty Image / Drew Hallowell The Philadelphia Eagles are set to take on the New York Jets in their preseason opener on Friday. However, the fans are absolutely hyped about what they’ll be receiving at the game all thanks to Brian Dawkins teaming up with Marvel. Especially considering, those in attendance are going to get […] The post Eagles Fans Are HYPED About Receiving The Sickest Brian Dawkins Poster Ever At 1st Preseason Game appeared first on BroBible.