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Brain of world’s first known predators discovered

An international team of paleontologists has identified the exquisitely preserved brain in the fossil of one of the world's first known predators that lived...

Are ants the answer to carbon dioxide sequestration?

A 25-year-long study published in Geology on 14 July provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites,...

Short lives, violent deaths: Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves yield trove...

CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms....

New study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geology

Researchers compare bioerosion on deeper reef systems to better understand long-term structural sustainability MIAMI – A new study on biological erosion of mesophotic tropical coral...

One secret of ancient amber revealed

The warm beauty of amber was captivating and mysterious enough to inspire myths in ancient times, and even today, some of its secrets remain...

Denali duck-billed dino tracks discovered

A trio of paleontologists has discovered a remarkable new tracksite in Alaska's Denali National Park filled with duck-billed dinosaur footprints -- technically referred to...

Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem

Researchers from the CNRS and the Université de Poitiers, working in collaboration with teams from the Université de Lille 1, Université de Rennes 1,...

Subseafloor bacteria survive by over-activating DNA-repair and antibiotic target genes

The subseafloor is home to over 1/3 of the bacteria on the planet, but up until recently it was unclear if this huge microbial...

Why Diplodocus did not put all her eggs in one basket

If you thought the largest dinosaurs to have walked the Earth produced the biggest eggs, you'd be mistaken. Scientists have discovered that both individual...

‘Pocket sauropod’ sheds light on giant’s evolution

In a new study published in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology presents a detailed description of the skull bones of a dwarf sauropod, together with...

Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam

Trackways formed on an ancient seabed have shed new light on how nothosaurs, ancient marine reptiles that lived during the age of the dinosaurs,...

New species of ancient chirping giant pill-millipedes from Madagascar already threatened

An international team of researchers comprised of Thomas Wesener, Museum Koenig, Bonn, Daniel Le, Field Museum, Chicago and Stephanie Loria, American Museum of Natural...

Climate not to blame for the disappearance of large mammals

Was it humankind or climate change that caused the extinction of a considerable number of large mammals about the time of the last Ice...

New species from the past

Baltic amber deposits reveal a new species of flat bug from the genus Aradus A piece of Eocene Baltic Amber of about 45 million years...

Ancient DNA ends Australia’s claim to kiwi origins

Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research published in the journal...

Fossil avatars are transforming palaeontology

New techniques for visualizing fossils are transforming our understanding of evolutionary history according to a paper published by leading palaeontologists at the University of...

Ape ancestors’ teeth provide glimpse into their diets and environments

Great ape dietary specialization allowed spread in Eurasia, and also lead to extinction Newly analyzed tooth samples from the great apes of the Miocene indicate...

Paleontologists discover new fossil organism

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a fossil of a newly discovered organism from the "Ediacara Biota" —...

Paleontologists discover new fossil organism

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a fossil of a newly discovered organism from the "Ediacara Biota" -- a group of...

Microscopic organism plays a big role in ocean carbon cycling

It's broadly understood that the world's oceans play a crucial role in the global-scale cycling and exchange of carbon between Earth's ecosystems and atmosphere....

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