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A reversal of Earth’s geomagnetic field

Approximately 42,000 years ago the Earth’s geomagnetic field reversed, triggering dramatic climate shifts and fueling ecological change on a global scale.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

Name honors Ritterbush’s research in the rock formation where the fossil shell was found.


LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

A team of international paleontologists, including Adam Huttenlocker at the U, determine how some mammal relatives survived the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction.


PIG-SNOUTED TURTLE DISCOVERED

A 76-million-year-old extinct species of a pig-snouted turtle unearthed in Utah is one of the most complete skeletons of a turtle from the age of dinosaurs.