Odd Creatures: Fossils & Ruins
February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 5, 2016 — Sorry, Explorers Club, but woolly mammoth is no longer on the menu. Neither is the giant ground ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — An evolutionary biologist has analyzed political opposition to evolution and found it has evolved. The researcher analyzed the text in anti-evolution legislation using software for building genetic ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — A 15-million-year-old fossil sperm whale specimen from California belongs to a new genus, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — The discovery also reveals the unique binocular vision of the first ancient marine reptile of its kind to be found in ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — The sweet, juicy peaches we love today might have been a popular snack long before modern humans arrived on the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a new global theory of land-biome evolution, researchers suggest that plants are not passive features of their environments, but may instead actively behave in ways that determine the productivity ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A newly discovered collection of rare dinosaur tracks is helping scientists shed light on some of the biggest animals ever to live on ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A rare fossil from eastern North America of a dog-sized horned dinosaur has been identified by a scientist. The fossil provides evidence of an east-west divide in North American dinosaur ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — New research suggests that betrayals of trust were the missing link in understanding the rapid spread of our own species around the world. Moral disputes motivated by broken trust and a sense of ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — If Pleistocene megafauna -- mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and others -- had not become extinct, humans might not be eating pumpkin pie and squash for the holidays, according to an international ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Genetic material from ancient viral infections is critical to human development, according to ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A muscly fossil fireworm has been named Rollinschaeta myoplena in honor of punk musician and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins. The fossil worm is a polychaete annelid, a marine relative of ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the genomes of two acorn worm species and found that approximately two-thirds of human genes have counterparts in the ancestors of these marine animals. These ancient genes, ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Pingos are spectacular landforms associated with permafrost in the Arctic. They are circular or elliptical formations protruding from the level ground of the tundra, and can be up to 60 meters high. ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — An archaeological expedition has recorded 22 shipwrecks over 13 days in what may be the ancient shipwreck capital of the ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Archaeologists have discovered fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor, with the largest up to 10 times the size of modern rats. The work is part of the From Sunda to Sahul project which is ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers have described the new genus and species, Pliobates cataloniae, based on a skeleton recovered from the landfill of Can Mata (Catalonia, NE Spain). The fossil remains belong to an adult ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A nasty little 66-million-year-old family secret has been leaked by a recently unearthed tyrannosaur bone. The bone has peculiar teeth marks that strongly suggest it was gnawed by another ... read more

Unique Feeding Mechanism Among Marine Reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs

Oct. 29, 2015 — Among the many groups of marine reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs, elasmosaurs are famous for their necks, which can have up to 76 vertebrae and make up more than half the total length of the ... read more

300 Million-Year-Old 'Supershark' Fossils Found in Texas

Oct. 29, 2015 — Even before the age of dinosaurs, big toothy predators were roaming Texas. 300 million years ago, during a time called the Carboniferous, the area surrounding what is now Dallas, Texas was flooded by ... read more

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