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A Supercontinent Split.
The Frogs Ended Up Here
May 6, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
A Supercontinent Split. The Frogs Ended Up Here
Fossils in Antarctica are evidence of the breakup of Gondwana
- "Frogs, nowadays, are known on all six other continents. Now we know they were also present on the seventh." That's according to Swedish scientist Thomas Mors, whose discovery of 40-million-year-old ancient horned frog fossils in Antarctica suggests frogs were transported around the globe by the breakup of...
Human Cousin Found
in Remote Cave
Apr 10, 2019 4:34 PM CDT
Human Cousin Found in Remote Cave
Fossils of a long-lost human relative found in the Philippines
- Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world, the AP reports. It's yet another reminder that, although
on 'Mindblowing' Find
Mar 23, 2019 5:00 PM CDT
Scientists Stumble on 'Mindblowing' Find
The Qingjiang fossil site contains 53 new species
- Scientists are expressing shock and elation over a fossil-find that revisits life half a billion years ago—and may just shake up our view of evolution, the
reports. Reported in
, the Qingjiang site in China includes at least 4,351 fossils representing 101 species, 53 of them new...
Study Confirms 'Missing Link'
Jan 19, 2019 4:20 PM CST
Study Confirms 'Missing Link'
A new species apparently bridged the gap with our ape-like ancestors
- Two early humans found in Africa 10 years ago appear to represent a "missing link" with our ape-like ancestors, CNN reports. A new study broke ground this week by saying the two-million-year-old partial skeletons are from a new species called
that walked upright but spent time in...
Good News After Devastating
Brazil Museum Fire
Oct 22, 2018 1:16 PM CDT
Good News After Devastating Brazil Museum Fire
80% of famed 'Luzia' skull has been recovered
- A bit of good news after the catastrophic fire that ravaged Brazil's National Museum last month: One of the museum's most prized possessions has been mostly recovered. Museum director Alexander Kellner tells the AP that "Luzia," the oldest human fossil ever found in Latin America, was...
'Earth's Oldest Fossils'
May Just Be Rocks
Oct 17, 2018 3:33 PM CDT
'Earth's Oldest Fossils' May Just Be Rocks
2016 find in Greenland may not be as exciting as previously thought
- What were billed as the oldest fossils on Earth may just be some rocks, according to a new study. Two years ago a team of Australian scientists found odd structures in Greenland that they said were partly leftovers from microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor. They were said to...
Fat From This Fossil
Solved Decades-Old Mystery
Sep 21, 2018 8:56 AM CDT
Fat From This Fossil Solved Decades-Old Mystery
Study says Dickinsonia is earliest confirmed animal in geological record
- A researcher calls it "a decades-old mystery that has been the Holy Grail of paleontology": What, exactly,
was. It's one of a group of lifeforms called the Ediacaran biota, which the BBC describes as the "first complex multi-cellular organisms to appear on Earth." But for...
Scientists ID Largest Dino Foot
Ever Found, 20 Years Later
Jul 25, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
Scientists ID Largest Dino Foot Ever Found, 20 Years Later
Body part from Wyoming belongs to 'Bigfoot' brachiosaur
- "Bigfoot" has been found, just not the apish version. An international team of paleontologists has announced the discovery of the largest known dinosaur foot, which belonged to a close relative of the Brachiosaurus now dubbed "Bigfoot." Appropriately so, as a nearly complete left hind-foot fossil totaling 13...
Reveals 'Holy Grail'
of Dino Discoveries
Jan 30, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Sahara Desert Reveals 'Holy Grail' of Dino Discoveries
African dinosaur suggests link to Europe in late Cretaceous Period
- Researcher Matt Lamanna calls it "the Holy Grail" of dinosaur discoveries. After decades of digging had left a 44-million-year gap in the fossil record for dinos in Africa, Lamanna says his jaw "hit the floor" when he saw photos of skull fragments, a lower jaw, neck and back...
Found in China: Dino
With a 'Rainbow Glimmer'
Jan 15, 2018 9:01 AM CST
Found in China: Dino With a 'Rainbow Glimmer'
Jurassic Period's 'Caihong juji' had shimmering feathers like those found on hummingbirds
- Scientists are now saying there may have been "a more colorful Jurassic World than we previously imagined," thanks to the recent discovery of a fossil in China's Hebei province. Reuters reports that a closer look at the "exquisitely preserved," almost completely intact fossil of a...
It Was a Wolf-Sized Otter,
but With Jaws Like a Bear
Nov 10, 2017 9:15 AM CST
It Was a Wolf-Sized Otter, but With Jaws Like a Bear
Modern otters wouldn't stand a chance against Siamogale melilutra
- Modern-day sea otters would prove no match for their 6-million-year-old, wolf-sized ancestors , who didn't need rocks to smash open mollusks. They could do that, and perhaps rip into tougher and larger prey, with a single bite from surprisingly powerful jaws, according to new research. In the latest study of...
Trump Plans Have
Oct 28, 2017 2:59 PM CDT
Trump Plans Have Dinosaur-Lovers Distressed
Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante is home to countless fossils—and 62 billion tons of coal
- Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante contains an estimated 62 billion tons of coal. But it also has one of the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils in the world, with more than two-dozen new species having been discovered in the 21 years since President Clinton designated it a national monument. So when...
Scientists Find Surprise in
75M-Year-Old Dino Poop
Sep 21, 2017 1:53 PM CDT
Scientists Find Surprise in 75M-Year-Old Dino Poop
'Herbivores' might have eaten shellfish, say researchers
- One of the most common herbivores of the dinosaur era might have been, well, not an herbivore. Fossilized poop likely to have come from a duck-billed dinosaur that roamed southern Utah some 75 million years ago contains ancient shellfish, shaking what researchers thought they knew about hadrosaurs and other egg-laying...
'ET' Dust Extracted From
White Cliffs of Dover
Sep 11, 2017 10:19 AM CDT
'ET' Dust Extracted From White Cliffs of Dover
Cosmic particles could offer clues to past major events like asteroid collisions
- The White Cliffs of Dover serve as both a stunning photographic subject and as an iconic British symbol of defense during war. Now they're also a geological museum of sorts: Scientists from Imperial College London have discovered 76 particles of fossilized cosmic dust in the chalky limestone, which could...
Meet What May Have Been the
Largest Land Animal Ever
Aug 9, 2017 8:32 AM CDT
Meet What May Have Been the Largest Land Animal Ever
'Patagotitan mayorum' dino may have been as long as 7 elephants
- One hundred million years ago, a sauropod that stretched more than 120 feet and weighed some 70 tons existed—perhaps the largest creature to ever roam the Earth. Over the past few years, researchers have excavated fossils from six young-adult dinosaurs from a Patagonian quarry, and
Made Big Find
in the Process
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jul 23, 2017 6:30 AM CDT
Boy Tripped While Hiking, Made Big Find in the Process
Jude Sparks accidentally uncovered a stegomastodon skull
- Luck came not once, but twice for Jude Sparks. The then-9-year-old was lucky enough to trip not on a rock, or a tree root, but on a 1.2-million-year-old fossil when trying to dash away from his brothers on a November desert hike with his family. And as New Mexico...
New Fossils Push Known
Human History Back 100K Years
Jun 7, 2017 4:59 PM CDT
New Fossils Push Known Human History Back 100K Years
And change what we thought we knew about human history and evolution
- “My reaction was a big ‘wow,'” archaeologist Jean-Jacques Hublin tells the
. Hublin and his team recently discovered
fossils in an old mine in Morocco that dating tests reveal are 300,000 years old. Prior to the discovery, the earliest known
Mastodon Bones Spark
Major Claim—and Major Doubt
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Apr 30, 2017 2:00 PM CDT
Mastodon Bones Spark Major Claim—and Major Doubt
Did humans live in California 130K years ago?
- Exactly how long have humans been in the Americas? A wealth of evidence suggests they arrived as early as 20,000 years ago, while the earliest record of modern humans in the world dates back 200,000 years to Africa (and they probably didn't leave until around 50,000...
Montana Fossil Reveals
Ancient Sea Creature
Apr 14, 2017 12:30 PM CDT
Montana Fossil Reveals Ancient Sea Creature
A long-gone inland sea still has secrets to give up
- A fossil found by a Montana elk hunter nearly seven years ago has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric sea creature that lived about 70 million years ago in an inland sea that flowed east of the Rockies, the AP reports. The new elasmosaur species is...
Neanderthals Used Aspirin, Too
Mar 9, 2017 10:57 AM CST
Neanderthals Used Aspirin, Too
Plaque on their teeth reveals their dietary and medical ways
- Scientists are thrilled to have discovered a gross buildup on a few fossilized teeth, and with reason. Not only were they able to discern the three Neanderthals' diets (two ate primarily meat, one primarily plants), they're also feasting their eyes on prehistoric microbiomes that are shedding more light on...
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