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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Apr. 3, 2017 — The gradual decline of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs presumably came before the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid and the global mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, new research ... 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

Mar. 29, 2017 — A paleontologist is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or female based on the shapes and sizes of their ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Sixteen million years ago, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the lakes and pools of what we know today as Catalonia (Spain). Fossils found at the Els Casots site in ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Although alligators, birds and dinosaurs have a similar skull-joint shape, this does not guarantee that their movements are the ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have published a study in which they analyze beachrocks, cemented sand formations that have industrial waste, produced as a result of metallurgical activities, trapped inside them. These ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — An unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been identified on a 25-kilometer stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed 'Australia's Jurassic Park.' A team of ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — A team of scientists has described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date, in a newly published article. The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Scientists have studied the development of the amphibian and reptile fauna in Western Siberia during the past twelve million years. In their study, they demonstrate that the species diversity of both ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research. The work suggests that the family groupings need to be ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new 430 million-year-old fossil has been discovered by scientists, and has been named in honor of Sir David Attenborough. The discovery is a unique example of its kind in the fossil record, say the ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Researchers have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — The end-Paleozoic witnessed the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history so far, killing the majority of species and profoundly shaping the evolutionary history of the survivors. ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — DNA analysis led some biologists to conclude that evolutionary diversification in Hawaii has yet to peak, but a new analysis shows the opposite: biodiversity on the island chain peaked millions of ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — World-first research into the sole remaining living insects of an ancient super-family of crickets has revealed vibrating areas on seemingly unspecialized wings which create sound, representing a ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — More than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size. While this mammalian dwarfism has previously been ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Fossil-like objects grew in natural spring water abundant in the early stages of the planet, an international team of researchers has discovered. But, they were inorganic materials that resulted from ... read more

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