June 2010

Don't ostracise this ostracod

Don't ostracise this ostracod

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 29, 2010 11:10 AM |

A University of Leicester geologist and colleagues have described a new species of prehistoric crustacean, working from a 5mm-long fossil so well-preserved that they could even identify the sensory organ sticking out of its middle eye.

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Leicester geographer researches cheap, green homes

Leicester geographer researches cheap, green homes

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 03, 2010 02:20 PM |

Building an eco-friendly home is a great idea but the cost of solar panels, thermal heat pumps and suchlike is prohibitively expensive for most people. It’s one of the great ironies of our time that the folk best positioned to cut their domestic carbon footprint are those with money to burn.

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