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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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