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Dinosaur dung fertilizes planet, New Research

Whether it started with exhibits at the Natural History Museum or fun-terrified screams watching Jurassic Park, humans have always been awestruck by dinosaurs. But little...

Keratin, proteins from 54-million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle...

Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction

Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought. A...

Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore

Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil...

Scientists describe ‘enigmatic’ species that lived in Utah some 500 million...

To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock -- as if a child had scratched a picture of a...

‘Fake fin’ discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species

An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but then dismissed and consigned to museum storerooms across the country has been re-examined and found to...

Dinosaur blood? New research urges caution regarding fossilized soft tissue

Their findings demonstrate that previous claims showing the preservation of keratin protein in dinosaur fossils are likely to be false. Similarly, widely publicised claims of...

New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom

A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half...

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

Two of Earth's five mass extinction events -- times when more than half of the world's species died -- resulted in the survival of...

Meet Madagascar’s oldest animal lineage, a whirligig beetle with 206-million-year-old origins

There are precious few species today in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar that scientists can trace directly back to when all of Earth's continents...

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