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Archeologists Explain Mystery Of Ancient ‘Cave Of Death’

For over 20 years, archeologists have been recovering an unusually high number of large carnivore fossils from a cave near Madrid, Spain. According to...

New Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in China

Fossil remains found by a George Washington University biologist in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating,...

First Land Animals Kept Fishlike Jaws for Millions of Years

Scientists studying how early land vertebrates evolved from fishes long thought that the animals developed legs for moving around on land well before their...

Stromatolites

What are Stromatolites? Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms...

Inside the Head of a Dinosaur

Research Reveals New Information On the Evolution of Dinosaur SensesDec. 19, 2012 — An international team of scientists, including PhD student Stephan Lautenschlager and...

Why Red Algae Never Colonized Dry Land

Mar. 20, 2013 — The first red alga genome has just been sequenced by an international team coordinated by CNRS and UPMC at the...

Antarctica’s First Whale Skeleton Found With Nine New Deep-Sea Species

Mar. 18, 2013 — Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights...

First Fossil Bird With Teeth Specialized for Tough Diet

Beak shape variation in Darwin's finches is a classic example of evolutionary adaptation, with beaks that vary widely in proportions and shape, reflecting a...

Ice age extinction shaped Australian plant diversity

Researchers have shown that part of Australia's rich plant diversity was wiped out by the ice ages, proving that extinction, instead of evolution, influences...

Australian Multicellular Fossils Point to Life On Land, Not at Sea,...

Ancient multicellular fossils long thought to be ancestors of early marine life are remnants of land-dwelling lichen or other microbial colonies, says University of Oregon...

Ammonites Found Mini Oases at Ancient Methane Seeps

Research led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History shows that ammonites-an extinct type of shelled mollusk that's closely related to modern-day...

Evidence for a Geologic Trigger of the Cambrian Explosion

The oceans teemed with life 600 million years ago, but the simple, soft-bodied creatures would have been hardly recognizable as the ancestors of nearly...

Chinese Fossils Shed Light On Evolutionary Origin of Animals from Single-Cell...

Evidence of the single-celled ancestors of animals, dating from the interval in Earth's history just before multicellular animals appeared, has been discovered in 570...

Date and Rate of Earth’s Most Extreme Extinction Pinpointed

It's well known that Earth's most severe mass extinction occurred about 250 million years ago. What's not well known is the specific time when...

Fossil of an Armored Dinosaur Hatchling: Youngest Nodosaur Ever Discovered

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with help from an amateur fossil hunter in College Park, Md., have described the fossil...

Discovery of a 160-Million-Year-Old Fossil Represents a New Milestone in Early...

A remarkably well-preserved fossil discovered in northeast China provides new information about the earliest ancestors of most of today's mammal species -- the placental...

Oldest Fossils On Earth Discovered

Earth's oldest fossils have been found in Australia by a team from the University of Western Australia and Oxford University. The microscopic fossils show...

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