Science The Land Before Time
posted by September 9 at 10:20 AMon
After a short life in the sun and air, the long and hard return to rock:
Researchers have uncovered a 300-million-year–old-fossilised rainforest, buried deep below ground in a coal mine in Illinois, US. It is by far the largest such forest ever found and provides an unprecedented look at the ecology of one of the world’s earliest tropical forests.