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New bird that humans drove to extinction discovered in Azores

Inside the crater of a volcano on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, an international team of researchers has discovered...

Large-mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction

The most catastrophic mass extinction on Earth took place about 252 million years ago -- at the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geological...

300 million-year-old ‘modern’ beetle from Australia reconstructed

He's Australian, around half a centimetre long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old, and he's currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The...

Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate...

In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began...

Why Tyrannosaurus was a slow runner and why the largest are...

No other animal on land is faster than a cheetah -- the elephant is indeed larger, but slower. For small to medium-sized animals, larger...

Did life begin on land rather than in the sea?

For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding landscape of the Pilbara region...

New species of dinosaur named after Canadian icon

Scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum have identified and named a new species of dinosaur in...

Large dinosaur fossil site found in China

Chinese paleontologists have discovered a large fossil site in southwest China's Chongqing city, according to a press conference held Wednesday "June 28, 2017" by...

Cretaceous Tanaidaceans took care of their offspring more than 105 million...

A scientific team has found the first evidence of parental care in Tanaidaceans, dating back to more than 105 million years, according to a...

The last survivors on Earth

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to...

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