The Ozone Layer and Mass Extinctions

Could damage to the ozone layer cause mass extinctions? Researchers from the University of Southampton presented evidence that this happened 360 million years ago. Changes in the atmosphere chemistry allowed for UV rays to hit harder and cause mutations that led to the extinction of various life forms. Could this happen again? It’s not wiseContinuar lendo “The Ozone Layer and Mass Extinctions”

Media Outreach – Social Media

Hi everybody, Project MOBILE networking is on! Follow for news, results, meetings, challenges and much more about this exciting multi-disciplinary scientific effort! Pessoal, sigam a página do PROJETO MOBILE nas redes sociais para notícias, resultados, reuniões, desafios e muito mais sobre esse empolgante esforço científico multidisciplinar!

Media Outreach – UFMG

Get to know more about Project MOBILE and other two projects developed at UFMG / Conheça mais sobre o Projeto MOBILE e outros dois projetos desenvolvidos na UFMG

Corumbella werneri from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Photo by F. Caxito This little fellow is Corumbella werneri (Hahn et al., 1982), one of the oldest animal fossils in South America. Here it is seen in limestone from Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Corumbella and her cousin, Cloudina, are among the first animals to develop a calcareous shell. Why did they doContinuar lendo “Corumbella werneri from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil”