Thousands of prehistoric fossils have been rescued from dusty museum archives and made available online as highly detailed 3D models, with plans afoot to also digitally scan dinosaur fossils. Researchers and the public can now access the virtual fossils and even print a highly detailed 3D replica.
AFP (May 19, 2014) Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life. ... watch video
Newsy (Jan. 28, 2015) Wrongly categorized as lizard fossils, snake fossils now show the reptile could have developed earlier than we thought — 70 million years earlier.
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Xinhua News Agency (Apr. 18, 2011) China's Chongqing principality has begun construction of a museum for more than 50,000 individual rock carvings, dating from the 9th to 13th centuries. The Dazu Rock Carvings have been on the World ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 4, 2015) Research using CT scans has revealed the biggest rodent ever used its teeth the same way elephants use their tusks. In other words, for many things.
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FORA.tv (Dec. 22, 2014) Explaining How We Differ From Our Closest Ape Relatives
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Walking upright on two legs is the hallmark of the human lineage. Understanding when ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 13, 2012) At 215 million years old, turtle fossils unearthed in southern Poland are the world's most ancient and complete known remains of their kind, and could provide priceless clues to the mysterious ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 27, 2012) Hungarian scientists discover ancient fossils of a new giant lizard species that lived in freshwater. A reconstruction of the 'mosasaur' has gone on display in the Hungarian Natural History Museum as ... watch video
July 28, 2015 Scientists write that sea-level rise (3.4 mm/yr) is faster in the Chesapeake Bay region than any other location on the Atlantic coast of North America, and twice the global average (1.7 mm/yr). They ... read more
July 28, 2015 The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow to seek more sunlight were inherited millions of years ago from ... read more
July 27, 2015 The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the Eighth ... read more
July 20, 2015 For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue ... read more
July 23, 2015 New research reveals that some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent may have been affected by abrupt climate change. These findings show ... read more
July 23, 2015 Measurements of iron speciation in ancient rocks were used to construct the chemistry of ancient oceans. Analysis suggests that it took less oxygen than previously thought to ... read more
July 22, 2015 Animal populations on islands tend to develop weird traits over time, becoming big or small or losing the ability to fly. One less-studied pattern of evolution on islands is ... read more
July 31, 2014 Physicists have tested what would happen if a piece of rock containing microscopic fossils from Earth was launched into space and hit the surface of the moon. The team turned fossil-filled rock into ... read more
Jan. 7, 2014 Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. Scientists have now uncovered the first record of dinosaurs from Saudi Arabia. What is now dry desert was once a beach littered with ... read more
Feb. 21, 2012 Researchers are bringing the latest technological advancements in 3-D printing to the study of ancient life. Using scale models of real fossils, for the first time, they will be able to test ... read more
Oct. 14, 2010 By examining the type of rock in which dinosaur fossils were embedded, an often unappreciated part of the remains, scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from ... read more