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Stromatolites coverNew Field Guide Offers Look at Some of World's Best Ancient Stromatolites
October 14, 2014 — Earth has an astonishingly long geologic time span, but evidence of early life forms on our planet can still be seen today in the form of distinctive bodies of rock called stromatolites.

skull and two jawbones from ancient mammalUW Researcher Contributes to Large Mammal Bone Discovery of Extinct Animal in Asia
October 8, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member contributed to the discovery of a long-extinct group of mammals previously thought to have originated in Africa.

Carol FrostUW’s Frost Accepts Two-Year NSF Appointment
October 6, 2014 — Longtime University of Wyoming geology professor and administrator Carol Frost has accepted a two-year appointment with the National Science Foundation to serve as director of its Earth Sciences Division.

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A new $1.1M grant from the U.S. DOE will allow an interdisciplinary team of UW scientists to further study how injecting CO2 into the Rock Springs Uplift would affect underground conditions.

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