Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Her team digs up the creatures that form the evolutionary boundary between microorganism and animal—the Ediacaran biota.  Every occupation in the world has hidden requirements left out of the job description. Sometimes…

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Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Her team digs up the creatures that form the evolutionary boundary between microorganism and animal—the Ediacaran biota.  This field season in the Australian Outback, amidst rain, storms and the occasional scary wedgetail…

Changing Planet

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Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Her team digs up the creatures that form the evolutionary boundary between microorganism and animal—the Ediacaran biota.  When we are young we need to memorize maps. We color in the countries of…

Changing Planet

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Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Her team digs up the creatures that form the evolutionary boundary between microorganism and animal—the Ediacaran biota.  Back in the day (meaning 560-million years ago), the Flinders Ranges were a much simpler…

Changing Planet

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Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. This time, she describes to us how excavation actually works in real life. From movies and TV, people imagine paleontology to consist of scientists in khaki shorts and a hat brushing dirt…

Changing Planet

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Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. In the Outback, north of Adelaide, Australia, the landscape holds surprising secrets. As you might imagine, the Earth was a very different place 560-million years ago. So different, in fact, that where…

Changing Planet

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