There are four types of fossils: mold fossils, cast fossils, trace fossils and true form fossils. Fossils are divided into two distinct categories: fossilized body parts, such as teeth, claws, bones and embryos, and foss... More » Science Earth Science

Four types of fossil fuels include the traditional fossil fuels of oil, coal and natural gas, and a third propriety fuel developed by British Petroleum known as Orimulsion. Fossil fuels are found within the Earth and are... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources

More than any other type of fossil, index fossils define geological time periods for geologists by providing the most useful information about the age of the rock they are found in. Index fossils are also called key foss... More » Science Earth Science Geology
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If the Earth were to suddenly stop spinning, it would be the high winds, rather than gravity, that would immediately remove all traces of life from the Earth's surface. Thankfully, there is virtually no chance of the Ear... More » Science Earth Science