How our oceans turned toxic twice

Despite the intriguing aspects of the Devonian world, scientists did not know exactly how fast the Earth became inhospitable for life across Devonian mass extinction event. Our team of geologists from Germany, Belgium, the USA and China looked at rhythmical climate cycles in the rock record to figure out the precise timing of the Late Devonian extinction. We now know how fast the Devonian oceans turned hostile to life, and we published these findings in Nature Communications.

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From Indiana Jones to Lab techniques

We, humans, are always fascinated by our past. Not only by our own, ‘personal’ past but also by the collective family tree of all humanity, the history of civilizations that existed thousands of years ago. But have you ever wondered: how do we actually learn about the past?

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#FFF: Zes Zeevarende Zegswijzen

Aan lagerwal raken, bakzeil halen, ruimschoots… We gebruiken voortdurend nautische uitdrukkingen. Deze Fun Fact Friday ter gelegenheid van de Tall Ships Race gaan we op zoek naar de oorsprong van zes zeevarende zegswijzen. Met één bonusfeitje dat je zal helpen om Bakboord en Stuurboord nooit meer te verwarren!

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