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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Google Doodle Honor Nicolas Steno on his 374th birthday

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Google Doodle on Nicolas Steno's 374th birthday

Google Honors Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist and anatomist with a doodle on his 374th birthday. The Doodle features Earth with various layer of fossils and green crust soil at top while spelling the Google logo. This idealizes the study about the fossils, which Nicolas Steno do. Clicking on the Doodle will take user to search results page for Nicolas Steno.

Nicolas Steno is known as father of  Geology, who worked on  rock formation, layers of rocks and fossils. He is the one who propose the idea that the fossils are remains of dead living organisms and sedimentation is the main reason behind formation of rocks.  He also had give information on the earth's strata and fossils and purposed that layers of rock had a chronological history of geologic events, and the fossils could provide us information about the earth's history.

He gave up science and became Roman catholic in 1667 and was made a bishop in 1677. He died at the age of 48 on November 25, 1686.

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