Daily Mail: Evidence of ancient animal life has been found embedded in rock in Newfoundland. A team of researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has discovered more than 100 fossils of baby rangeomorphs preserved in volcanic ash that probably buried them much the same way Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The tiny frond-shaped organisms lived in the deep ocean during the Ediacaran period about half a billion years ago. They resemble sea-pen corals yet are unlike any creature alive today. A report of the research by Alexander Liu of Cambridge University and colleagues will appear in this month’s issue of the Journal of the Geological Society.