Earth Stories

The latest geological news stories from the UK and around the world
  • 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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Sep 5, 2014

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.


Jul 30, 2014

A new project is underway at Cambridge’s oldest museum, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Funding from Arts Council England’s ‘Designation Development Fund’ is enabling the Museum to make some of its most historically important specimens available to visitors for the first time as high-quality, interactive digital 3D objects.