Grains of pollen in fossil of the conifer Cheirolepidiaceae from the Triassic-Jurassic period, show that species had the ability to adapt to changes in the environment.
Science has a "News Focus" article about the "Deep Earth Machine is coming together". See: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6128/22.full.pdf
The Torsvik et al. (2010, Nature) article figures prominently in the Science story, written by the productive geosciences journalist Richard Kerr.
- Geological detectives are piecing together an intriguing seafloor puzzle. The Indian Ocean and some of its islands, scientists say, may lie on top of the remains of an ancient continent pulled apart by plate tectonics between 50 million and 100 million years ago. ScienceNOW. 24.2.2013. CEED researchers are among the detectives.