A giant gold nugget, claimed to be one of the biggest ever found in Britain, has been discovered in a Scottish river. It weighs 85.7g and has been estimated to be worth more than £50,000.
The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) has defined a new division in geologic time, the Meghalayan Age, defined as the most recent age of the Holocene Epoch, extending from 4,200 years ago until the present.
A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to support reasearch into a newly discovered dinosaur site in Scotland. The funding is to meet researchers' travel and accommodation costs and to purchase material for use in the project.