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Gigantic new turtle fossil discovered


July 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Paleontologists have discovered a gigantic new species of fossil turtle that lived 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America.Named Puentemys mushaisaensis because ... Read more...

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24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size


January 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant. Conversely, it would require only ... Read more...

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Remains of plant-eating dinosaurs fround in Antartica


December 20th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS) The remains of large-bodied plant eating dinosaurs have been unearthed for the first time in Antarctica, say researchers.Until now, remains of sauropods, one of the ... Read more...

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How hot was earth 50 million years ago?


July 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A ... Read more...

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Dinos were alive for ‘700,000 yrs after the mass extinction’


January 28th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers at University of Alberta have discovered a dinosaur fossil in New Mexico that indicates they were alive about 700,000 years after the mass extinction.Larry Heaman and colleagues ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruption ’caused world’s largest extinction’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Toxic coal ash produced as a result of massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the largest extinction event in Earth's history, according to Canadian researchers.The Permian ... Read more...

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Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

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Massive asteroid could hit Earth in 2182


July 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A massive asteroid might crash into Earth in 2182, scientists have warned. The asteroid, called 1999 RQ36, has a one-in-thousand chance of actually hitting the Earth at some point ... Read more...

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Chinese ravine may hold clues to what killed the dinosaurs


January 26th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): A team of scientists is of the opinion that a 980-foot-long ravine in the Chinese countryside may hold clues to what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.According ... Read more...

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54-million-year-old skull reveals surprises about early evolution of primate brains


January 2nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Winnipeg, US, have developed the first detailed images of a 54-million-year-old primitive primate brain, unexpectedly revealing ... Read more...

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New evidence supports North America as center of origin for all living marsupials


December 16th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist from the University of Florida has traced the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and finding ... Read more...

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Dino-killing asteroid impact broiled Earth, not burnt it to a crisp


December 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the asteroid impact that ended the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago didn't incinerate life on our planet's surface, but just ... Read more...

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Ice-free summers in ancient Arctic may help predict future trends


July 10th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have obtained evidence for ice-free summers with intermittent winter sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during the Late Cretaceous period, which should help ... Read more...

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54-million-year-old skull may reveal how primates got larger brain


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Following the analysis of a well-preserved skull from 54 million years ago, researchers at the University of Florida and the University of Winnipeg have developed the first detailed ... Read more...

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Link established between meteorite impact and massive volcanism 30 mln yrs ago


January 8th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered the second example of a meteorite impact that occurred at the same time as massive volcanic activity 30 million years ... Read more...

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Worlds largest dino fossil site reveals first Asian triceratops


January 7th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): The worlds largest dinosaur fossil site in Chinas Shandong province has revealed the first Asian triceratops.According to a report in New Scientist, scientists unearthed a 2-metre-long skull ... Read more...

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Reflective sheeting could save the world from asteroid impact in 2036


August 23rd, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): An Australian researcher has come up with an idea to stop a giant asteroid from hitting and destroying the Earth in 2036, by wrapping it up with ... Read more...

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Dino killing asteroid impact triggered a global hail of carbon beads


May 6th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists has revealed that the asteroid presumed to have caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, struck the Earth ... Read more...

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Argon dating test pushes back dino extinction date


April 25th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): Scientists have pinpointed the date of the dinosaurs extinction more precisely than ever, suggesting that the event, which marked the mass extinction, occurred much earlier than previously ... Read more...

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69 million-year-old crab fossil may rewrite evolutionary history of the species


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): The discovery of a 69 million-year-old crab fossil in Mexico, with an oversized right claw, a feature previously thought to appear more than 20 million years later, ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruption in Deccan plateau may have caused dino extinction


March 21st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London, March 21 (ANI): A new research in the Deccan Traps in India, has suggested that the mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period may have ... Read more...

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Clues to dinosaur extinction may lie in Indian region formed due to volcanic eruption


March 21st, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
London, March 21 (ANI): A new research in the Deccan Traps in India, a region formed due to volcanic eruptions in the past, might provide clues to solving the mystery behind ... Read more...

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