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April 28, 2016

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April 28, 2016

Apr. 20, 2016 — Ligaments in the long necks of certain sauropods probably helped them graze more efficiently, according to ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Seven fossil teeth exposed by the Panama Canal expansion project are first evidence of a monkey on the North American continent before the Isthmus of Panama connected it to South America 3.5 million ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — The 13-million-year-old fossils of an extinct crocodylian, named 'the storyteller,' suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, ... read more

Ancient DNA Reveals Evolution of Giant Bears in the Americas

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers are shedding new light on the evolution of what are believed to be the largest bears that ever walked the ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Latest analysis shows that human limbs share a genetic programme with the gills of cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and skates, providing evidence to support a century-old theory on the origin of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Dinosaurs were already in an evolutionary decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finally finished them off, new research has ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — New research suggests that humans became the large-brained, large-bodied animals we are today because of natural selection to increase brain size. The work contradicts previous models that treat ... read more

Dino Dinner, Dead or Alive

Apr. 14, 2016 — Many meat-eating dinosaurs would have been expert scavengers, relying on carrion to make up a significant portion of their calorific intake, new research ... read more

Vladimir Is Thrilled by the Sungarian Man: Archaeologists Studied Tools Made by Homo Sapiens Who Had Lived Near Vladimir

Apr. 14, 2016 — Archaeologists have studied the objects made of bone, antler and ivory, that were found at the Sungir archaeological site. They managed to learn how the Homo sapiens processed solid organic materials ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — New evidence has been provided to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A 300-million-year-old fossil mystery has been solved by a research team which has identified that the ancient 'Tully Monster' was a vertebrate -- due to the unique characteristics of its ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A handful of tiny teeth found in Israel's Negev desert led researchers to describe a new species of rodent which has been extinct for nearly 18 million ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Fire, a tool broadly used for cooking, constructing, hunting and even communicating, was arguably one of the earliest discoveries in human history. But when, how and why it came to be used is hotly ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A scientist has developed a hi-tech animation of millions of years of tectonic plate movements that could lead to new mineral discoveries and help predict volcanic ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — An international team of scientists have developed a way to help locate fossils of long-extinct animals. The models were developed for Australia but the researchers provide guidelines on how to apply ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Hundreds of iconic moai statues stand testament to the vibrant civilization that once inhabited Easter Island, but there are far fewer clues about why this civilization mysteriously vanished. Did ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated a new compact spectroscopic instrument that offers a highly sensitive optical method for detecting radiocarbon dioxide concentration, which can be used to carbon date ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Paleontologists have found that muscle-scarred fossil leg bones of one of the closest cousins of dinosaurs that lived approximately 240 million years ago can shine new light on a large unknown: How ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Paleontologists have demonstrated that ancient mammal relatives known as therapsids were suited to the drastic climate change by having shorter life expectancies and would have had a better chance of ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Scientists have discovered an ancient animal that carried its young in capsules tethered to the parent's body like tiny, swirling kites. They're naming it after 'The Kite Runner,' ... read more

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