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Scientist Unearths Giant Water Lizard Fossil in Hungary
Science & Tech  (tags: science, ancient, research, scientists, investigation, discovery, paleontology, dinosaurs, lizards )

Michael
- 846 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
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Johan
- 877 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
- 959 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
- 975 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
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Michael
- 1173 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
- 1576 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
- 1620 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
- 1655 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
- 1676 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 )

IE
- 1781 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
- 1784 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.
Slideshow: A Cretaceous Menagerie Preserved in Amber - ScienceNOW
Science & Tech  (tags: paleontology, fossils, ancient, discovery, history, news, research, science, scientists, study )

Randy L
- 1834 days ago - news.sciencemag.org
Call it nature's shrink wrap. Amber, the sap of ancient trees, quickly surrounds anything unfortunate to become mired in its stickiness and then hardens through the ages into gemstone.
Geologists Uncover Major Ancient Human Ancestor in South Africa
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, fossils, study, scientists, science, research, paleontology, interesting, humans, history, ancient, world )

Randy L
- 1835 days ago - nsf.gov
Researchers working in South Africa have discovered two remarkably well-preserved fossil skeletons of an ancient human ancestor dating to almost two million years ago.
Agile 'Roadrunner' Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in China
Science & Tech  (tags: dinosaurs, reptiles, Paleontology, birds, fossils, ancient creatures, extinct species )

IE
- 1845 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Measuring just half a metre long, the fleet-footed theropod named Xixianykus zhangi was likely to have used a huge claw to dig for termites and ants.
ORIGINS: Dinosaurs' Dominance 'Helped By Mass Volcanism'
Science & Tech  (tags: volcanism, greenhouse climate, dinosaurs, extinct species, Paleontology, reptilians, evolution )

IE
- 1853 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Research in PNAS journal suggests volcanic eruptions changed the climate, causing a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs' main competitors.

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