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
June 26, 2015 Researchers have studied human skeletal remains from the Cova do Santo collective burial cave in northwestern Spain. Remains found in the Sil river valley -- in the province ... read more
June 24, 2015 A tiny tooth plate of the 410 million year old fossil fish Romundina stellina indicates that teeth evolved earlier in the tree of life than recently thought. Jaws and teeth ... read more
June 22, 2015 Researchers have analyzed size data for rodents worldwide to distinguish the truly massive mice and giant gerbils from the regular-sized rodents. They found that the furry ... read more
June 19, 2015 Scientists believe that Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) of invasive organisms holds the key to furthering our understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes. In a review of recent studies, ... 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