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Is this Mysterious Fossil A Worm, A Starfish Arm, or a Strange Organism Way Beyond Its Time?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Eight mysterious fossils found in upstate New York have left paleontologists in confused disagreement. Do they represent 380-million-year-old impressions of worms, starfish arms or one of Earth’s earliest forms of multicellular life that survived for hundreds of millions of years longer than we thought? The fossils, some discovered years ago and some newly excavated, belong to a kingdom of simple organisms called Vendobionta. read more


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