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Rising Mountains, Cooling Oceans Prompted Spread of Invasive Species 450 Million...

New Ohio University research suggests that the rise of an early phase of the Appalachian Mountains and cooling oceans allowed invasive species to upset...

Fossil of History’s Most Successful Mammal

The 160 million-year-old fossil of an extinct rodent-like creature from China is helping to explain how multituberculates -- the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived...

Fossils in Western Australia could hold clues for life on Earth

Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49bn years ago, a mere 1bn years after Earth formed. If the...

Tooth Is ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence That Tyrannosaurus Rex Was Hunter, Killer

Tyrannosaurus rex has long been popular with kids and moviemakers as the most notorious, vicious killing machine to roam the planet during the age...

Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The huge plant-eater inhabited Laramidia, a landmass...

T-rex tooth found embedded in prey, restoring dinosaur’s reputation

Threats to the fearsome reputation of Tyrannosaurs rex appeared to have been seen off on Monday by fresh evidence unearthed in the US. The dinosaur's...

Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization

Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization at La Brea Tar Pits Scientists use live insect colonies and forensic entomology to determine LOS...

Exploring dinosaur growth

Tracking the growth of dinosaurs and how they changed as they grew is difficult. Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists...

How ‘Parrot Dinosaur’ Switched from Four Feet to Two as It...

Tracking the growth of dinosaurs and how they changed as they grew is difficult. Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists...

New Tandem-Horned Fossil Provides Missing Link To Unicorn Rhino

Thought to be the source of inspiration for unicorn paintings on prehistoric cave walls, the extinct genus of the Elasmotherium rhinoceros has always puzzled...

Oddest Couple Share 250 Million Year Old Burrow

Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilised burrow from the...

Putting flesh on the bones of ancient fish” 380 million year...

Swedish, Australian and French researchers present for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armoured fish discovered in north-west Australia....

How Turtles Got Their Shells: Fossil of Extinct South African Reptile

Through careful study of an ancient ancestor of modern turtles, researchers now have a clearer picture of how the turtles' most unusual shell came...

A new species of marine fish from 408 million years ago...

Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilised remains of scales and bones found in...

A Grassy Trend in Human Ancestors’ Diets

Most apes eat leaves and fruits from trees and shrubs. New studies spearheaded by the University of Utah show that human ancestors expanded their...

Paleontologists Discover Oldest Feathered Dinosaur “Archaeopteryx”

A Jurassic fossil that had been languishing in the archives of a Chinese museum may qualify as the first known bird, researchers say. If...

Subfossil Forest Discovered at Building Site in Zurich

The fact that many finds have happened by chance was demonstrated again recently in Zurich. Daniel Nievergelt, a dendrochronologist at the Swiss Federal Institute...

14 closely related crocodiles existed around 5 million years ago

14 species of crocodile lived in South America around 5 million years ago, at least seven of which populated the coastal areas of the...

New Study Reveals Patterns of Dinosaur Brain Development

A new study conducted at the University of Bristol and published online today in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology sheds light on how the...

The Mammoth’s Lament: How Cosmic Impact Sparked Devastating Climate Change

Herds of wooly mammoths once shook Earth beneath their feet, sending humans scurrying across the landscape of prehistoric Ohio. But then something much larger...

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