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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

May 4, 2017 — A newly published study documents evidence of an orchid fossil trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45 million years to 55 million years ago, shattering the previous record for an orchid ... read more

May 3, 2017 — One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil suggests that following the ... read more

May 2, 2017 — A new sauropod species has been named Galeamopus pabsti by the same team which recently reinstated the brontosaurus as a distinct ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new method to retrieve hominin DNA from cave sediments -- even in the absence of skeletal ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Researchers have matched the headless skeleton to a Corythosaurus skull from the university's Paleontology Museum that had been collected in 1920 by George Sternberg to the headless ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — An Ice Age site in San Diego, Calif., preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before many species suddenly became extinct ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history. The bones ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Teleocrater and other recently discovered dinosaur cousins show that these animals were widespread during the Triassic Period and lived in modern day Russia, India, and Brazil. Furthermore, these ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — The discovery of three extinct species and new insights to a fourth indicates a little-known family of marsupials, the Palaeothentidae, was diverse and existed over a wide range of South America as ... read more

Viral Fossils Reveal How Our Ancestors May Have Eliminated an Ancient Infection

Apr. 11, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Until now it has been hard to get an accurate idea of the shape of a dinosaur from its fossilized remains, as only their bones are usually preserved. Using a new technique, palaeontologists have ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — The skeleton of a small, short-snouted reptile found in China was recently identified as the oldest known member of the phytosaurs -- an extinct group of large, semi-aquatic reptiles that ... read more

New DNA Research Shows True Migration Route of Early Farming in Europe 8,000 Years Ago

Apr. 6, 2017 — New DNA research shows true migration route of early farming in Europe 8,000 years ago, correcting previous ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous groups living today in southern Alaska and the western coast of British Columbia are descendants of the first ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Skeletons and shells first came into being 550 million years ago as the chemical make-up of seawater changed, a study ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce a remarkable new find - the first fossilized red blood cells from a mammal, preserved so perfectly in amber that ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world's ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled out of the muddy banks of a Montana river, the ... read more

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