Jan Zalasiewicz who works as a professor of Paleobiology at theUniversity of Leicester in the UK, scooped the award following the publication of an article in 2017 entitled ‘Eating Fossils’.
A geological landscape park, with rock formations dating back 400 million years, has been awarded a UNESCO Geopark Label following a four year campaign to have its status recognised.
The deposits are thought to consist of a tonne of pure gold along with 5,000 tonnes of gold ore.
At the end of July a massive asteroid dubbed ‘City Killer’ hurtled past earth. If it had hit Warsaw, the whole of central Poland would have been threatened with a crater several kilometres wide and 400 metres deep, says planetary geologist Dr Anna Łosiak.
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