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Heavier Dino Arms Led Evolution To Birds
Science & Tech  (tags: paleontology, research, dinosaurs, origin, flight, birds, evolution )

Giana
- 508 days ago - news.discovery.com
Many dinosaurs, like T. rex, had scrawny arms, but paleontologists have discovered that as dinosaurs gradually evolved bigger arms, they began to stand and move more like birds.
Hamster-Sized Mammal Topped Our Family Tree
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, ancestors, mammals, discovery, paleontology, evolution, research, science, study, scientists )

Michael
- 583 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists have unveiled a detailed portrait of the earliest ancestor of dogs, horses, humans and all other mammals that don't lay eggs or carry their young in a pouch -- even though it hasn't yet been found in the fossil record.
'Elegant' Dinosaurs May Have Shaken Their Tail Feathers
Science & Tech  (tags: paleontology, dinosaurs, science, research, discovery, Oviraptors, mating, investigation, archaeology )

Michael
- 617 days ago - cbc.ca
At least one species of dinosaur had a feathered tail "built for flaunting," says University of Alberta scientist Scott Persons, who argues that it is time to update the portrayal of dinosaurs as big, dull, lurching creatures.
Neanderthal Genome May Hold Clues to Human Survival
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, research, science, investigation, discovery, Neanderthal, genes, genome )

Michael
- 624 days ago - cbc.ca
It's the time of year when people take stock of the past 12 months, and make resolutions for the New Year. That's kind of what Svante Paabo is doing -- but the Swedish archeological geneticist is looking over a time span of 30,000 years.
Scientist Unearths Giant Water Lizard Fossil in Hungary
Science & Tech  (tags: science, ancient, research, scientists, investigation, discovery, paleontology, dinosaurs, lizards )

Michael
- 630 days ago - vancouversun.com
It grew up to six metres long and its toothy mouth and crocodile-like body was the terror of ancient rivers and shorelines many millions of years ago.
Argentine Experts Find Giant Penguin Fossils in Antarctica
Science & Tech  (tags: penguin, giant, ancient, antarctica, fossil, discovery, paleontology )

Johan
- 661 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Argentine experts have discovered the fossils of a two-metre-tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago.
Predatory Dinosaur Fed on Smaller Versions of Itself
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, discovery, dinosaurs, research, science )

Michael
- 743 days ago - cbc.ca
Paleontologists have found evidence inside the stomachs of two fossilized dinosaurs of the species Sinocalliopteryx gigas that suggests the raptor-like predator did not shy away from feeding on its own kind, hunting small flying dinosaurs for food.
Dog Stumbles Upon 300 Million-Year-Old Fossil
Science & Tech  (tags: fossil, Canada, Nova Scotia, discovery, paleontology, ancient, science, reptile )

Michael
- 759 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.
Mammals Shrink Faster Than They Grow
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, discovery, animals, evolution, paleontology, study, research, investigation, science, scientists )

Michael
- 957 days ago - cbc.ca
An international team of scientists has discovered that mammals shrink at faster rates than they grow -- a finding that sheds light on the conditions that potentially contribute to extinction.
Massive China Dig Reveals How Evolution Conquered Mass Extinction
Science & Tech  (tags: Paleontology, extinction )

Christoff
- 1360 days ago - dailytech.com
A vast body of paleontological evidence points to the Permian-Triassic period transition, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was the largest extinction event in history
World's Oldest Dinosaur Embryos Found
Science & Tech  (tags: Paleontology, animals, Dinosaur, Embryos, world )

Anna
- 1404 days ago - news.discovery.com
Paleontologists have just identified the world's oldest known dinosaur embryos, according to a paper in the current Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.The embryos, found in their still well-preserved eggs, date to the early Jurassic Period 190 million....
Oldest Evidence for Dinosaurs in Tiny Footprints : Discovery News
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, discovery )

Michelle
- 1439 days ago - news.discovery.com
The earliest known fossils associated with dinosaurs have been identified in 250-million-year-old rocks from Poland.The fossils -- footprints made by dinosaur relatives known as dinosauromorphs -- suggest that dinosaurs evolved from small, ...
Prehistoric Bird Sets Wingspan Record
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, paleontology, birds )

Michelle
- 1460 days ago - news.discovery.com
Soaring the Chilean skies 5-10 million years ago, an enormous bony-toothed bird has set the world avian wingspan record. The bird's wingspan was at least 17 feet, according to scientists.
So We're Part Neanderthal....What Now?
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, fossils, anthropology, Paleontology, Neandertals, humanoids, primate evolution, human ancestry )

Rooibos
- 1565 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
So now we know: Many, if not most, people alive today have some Neanderthal ancestry. This finding, which comes from analysis of the Neanderthal genome, has taken many experts by surprise.
Newly Uncovered Dinosaur Had 'Longest Horns of All'
Science & Tech  (tags: Dinosaurs, Paleontology, discovery )

Albert
- 1568 days ago - abc.net.au
US palaeontologists say they have unearthed a new species of dinosaurs standing some 1.8 metres tall and weighing up to 4.5 tonnes, with the longest horns of all.

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