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Science & Tech

World's Largest Flying Bird Was Twice as Big as Any Alive Today
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, birds, Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, discovery, interesting, fossil, news, paleontology, sc ience )

Kayleen
- 20 days ago - cbsnews.com
An extinct giant seabird with a wingspan of 20 to 24 feet, more than twice the size of the royal albatross, the largest living flying bird. It was the size of a two-seater aircraft, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
This Fish Crawled Out of the Water...and Into Creationists' Nightmares By Chris Mooney
Science & Tech  (tags: Tiktaalik roseae, science, research, evolution, fossil, creationists )

Nancy
- 103 days ago - motherjones.com
Tiktaalik, Shubin has observed, was a fish capable of doing a push-up. It had both lungs and gills. In sum, it's quite the transitional form.
49-Million-Year-Old Cockroach Fossil Found
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, cockroach, fossil, 44 million years )

Giana
- 201 days ago - news.discovery.com
A common European and African cockroach may have gotten its evolutionary start in North America, according to new fossil findings.
Biggest Spider Fossil Now Has a Mate -- But It's Complicated
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, study, spider, fossil, female, age of dinosaurs )

Giana
- 222 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A few years ago, scientists uncovered the largest-ever fossil of spider: a female representative of a never-before-seen species that was buried in volcanic ash during the age of the dinosaurs.
Fossils of 4.4-Million-Year-Old Horse Found
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, animals, discovery, interesting, scientists, fossil, horse, extinct species, 4.4 million years ago )

Giana
- 224 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Scientists poking around Ethiopia's fossil-rich badlands say they have discovered the first pieces of an extinct species of horse that was about the size of a small zebra and lived about 4.4 million years ago.
It's a Duck, It's a Rooster, It's a ... Dinosaur?
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, fossil, dinosaur, comb, rooster, mouth, duck, research )

Giana
- 225 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
What has a mouth like a duck's and a comb like a rooster's? A dinosaur that roamed North America 75 million years ago.
Baby Dino Fossil: So Intact It's Lifelike
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, study, baby dinosaur, fossil, intact )

Giana
- 237 days ago - news.discovery.com
It may be bony looking, but a newly unearthed fossil of a baby dinosaur is so complete that it appears to hop out of the rock in which it was entombed.
Bus-Sized Reptile Terrorized Prehistoric Sealife
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, research, scientists, marine reptile, fossil, interesting, prehistoric )

Giana
- 320 days ago - news.discovery.com
Mosasaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles that could grow to the size of an 84-seat bus, were much speedier and shark-like than previously thought, an exceptionally well-preserved fossil specimen reveals.
First Fossil Whale Poop Pops Up in Italy
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, study, fossil, whale, poop, Italy )

Giana
- 343 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Clumps of squid beaks sticking out of clay in Italy's Umbrian badlands may be the first fossilized ambergris, or whale poo, ever found.
Fossil of Ancient Hairy Creature Reveals Clues About Mammal Ancestors
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, fossil, human, ancestors, mammals )

Giana
- 354 days ago - news.yahoo.com
An extremely well-preserved rodentlike fossil recently discovered in China provides some of the best evidence yet for how the earliest human ancestors lived.
Argentine Experts Find Giant Penguin Fossils in Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: penguin, giant, ancient, antarctica, fossil, discovery, paleontology )

Johan
- 612 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Argentine experts have discovered the fossils of a two-metre-tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago.
Dog Stumbles Upon 300 Million-Year-Old Fossil
Science & Tech  (tags: fossil, Canada, Nova Scotia, discovery, paleontology, ancient, science, reptile )

Michael
- 710 days ago - cbc.ca
A family and their dog named Kitty have stumbled upon one of the most significant fossil finds ever in Nova Scotia.
Creature Redefines Mammal History
Science & Tech  (tags: palaeontology, discovery, fossil, mammals, placental mammals, eutherians, Juramaia sinensis )

Pia
- 1067 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A small, 160-million-year-old Chinese fossil has something big to say about the emergence of mammals on Earth. The shrew-like creature is the earliest known example of an animal that used a placenta to provide nourishment to their unborn young.
Fossil Bird Study Describes Ripple Effect of Extinction in Animal Kingdom
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, fossil )

Peter
- 1235 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A University of Florida study demonstrates extinction's ripple effect through the animal kingdom, including how the demise of large mammals 20,000 years ago led to the disappearance of one species of cowbird.
Rotting Fish Yield Fossil Clues
Science & Tech  (tags: Rotting fish, fossil, science, evolution )

Leslie
- 1638 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
By watching fish as they rot, scientists have discovered "patterns" that could help interpret some of the oldest and most important fossils.
 

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