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Ancient Fish Fossil Shows Signs of Rear-Leg Development
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, fossils, fish, evolution, science, research, scientists, discovery, history, study )

- 1403 days ago -
Fossils of an ancient fish species discovered in the Canadian Arctic show that hind legs evolved from fins some 375 million years ago, challenging a theory that they developed only after vertebrates took to land, according to research published this week.
'Fishimal' Was Part Fish, Part Limbed Animal
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, fossils, creature, part fish, part limbed animal, Canada )

- 1405 days ago -
Fossils for a creature that looked part fish and part limbed animal were recently found in northern Canada, a paper in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports.
Where Arctic Camels Once Roamed, Coal Mining Can Wait
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, coal, paleontology, Canada, research, discovery, science, scientists, climate, environment, investigation, fossils )

- 1425 days ago -
A coal exploration project proposing to tread the same ground as the ancient fossil forests on Canada's Ellesmere Island has been temporarily put on the shelf.
Ancient 'Ghostbuster' Creatures Pooped Together
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, fossils, Argentina, ancient, dung, minefields )

- 1447 days ago -
Enormous herds of rhino-like animals turned parts of what is now Argentina into minefields of dung, new fossils reveal.
Oldest Big Cat Fossils Discovered in Tibet
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, big cat, fossils, Tibet, news )

- 1467 days ago -
The earliest known big cat lived in what is now China between 5.9 million and 4.1 million years ago, newfound fossils of the ancient prowler suggest.
Scientists Dig for Fossils in LA a Century Later
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, fossils, excavation, Los Angeles )

- 1482 days ago -
Surrounded by a gooey graveyard of prehistoric beasts, a small crew diligently wades through a backlog of fossil finds from a century of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles.
Fossils of Extinct Scorpionflies Found in B.C.
Science & Tech  (tags: science, archaeology, paleontology, fossils, climate change, global warming, research, discovery, climate )

- 1588 days ago -
Ancient fossils of an extinct family of insects have been found in British Columbia and northern Washington state, and a Canadian biologist says they may hold valuable lessons about climate change and evolution.
Oldest Primate Fossil Reveals Tiny 'Cousin' of Human Ancestor
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, paleontology, primates, fossils, research, science, scientists )

- 1626 days ago -
New fossil evidence of the earliest complete skeleton of an ancient primate suggests it was a hyperactive, wide-eyed creature so small you could hold a couple of them in your hand -- if only they would stay still long enough.
Planet's Oldest Fossils Found in Australia
Science & Tech  (tags: earth, life, origin, fossils, oldest, australia )

- 1781 days ago -
Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.
New Fossils Suggest Ancient Origins of Modern-Day Deep-Sea Animals
Science & Tech  (tags: palaeontology, fossils, deep sea animals, science )

- 1864 days ago -
"The new fossil collection described in this study predates the oldest known records of the present-day fauna. "We were amazed to see that a 114 million year old deep-sea assemblage was so strikingly similar to the modern equivalents," Ben Thuy
Cat-Like Crocodile Roamed Earth With the Dinosaurs
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, archaeology, crocodiles, new species, fossils )

- 2419 days ago -
The discovery of the bizarre, lanky creature had mammal-like teeth and skinny legs shows that bony plated reptiles were once far more diverse than they are today. It enjoyed land-based lifestyle on the African floodplains far removed from its aquatic
Fossilized Plankton Provide Insight Into Earth's Ancient Atmosphere
Science & Tech  (tags: fossils, plankton, early Earth )

- 2458 days ago -
Study shows plankton became more diverse during a time when oxygen levels spiked in Earth's earliest breathable atmosphere
Frilly-Horned Dino Found on 'Lost Continent'
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, dinosaurs, fossils, research, science, scientists, study )

- 2614 days ago -
Two spectacular new species of horned, triceratops-like dinosaurs have been found in southern Utah, report paleontologists. The ornately frilled rhino-sized dinos are more than just eye candy, however.
Animal Fossil Treasure Trove Unearthed in Southern California
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, interesting, fossils )

- 2614 days ago -
Nearly 1,500 animal fossils dating to 1.4 million years ago were recently unearthed by a utility company that was preparing to build a new substation southeast of Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press and other reports.

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