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Prehistoric fossils may boost tourism in Kenya


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading Kenyan scientists have called upon their government to tap the potential of the country's vast trove of prehistoric fossils to boost the tourism industry.According to ... Read more...

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Fossils of Mating Turtles Found in Germany


June 20th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darmstadt, June 19
(THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, experts have discovered fossils of two vertebrates copulating. Nine such pairs of fossils have been near Darmstadt (Germany). Paleontology experts believe that ... Read more...

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Research suggests humans evolved from prehistoric sharks


June 14th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Believe it or not - humans evolved from a prehistoric shark that populated the seas more than 300 million years ago, according to scientists. The ancient ... Read more...

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US farmer finds woolly mammoth skeleton


June 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) A farmer in America's Iowa state has found an entire skeleton of a wooly mammoth, a 14,000-year-old elephant-like creature from the ice age.The man, known only ... Read more...

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27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

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‘Giant flea fed on dinosaur blood like mosquitoes’


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) A giant "flea-like" insect, possibly the oldest of its kind, sneaked up on a sleeping dinosaur and bit it on its soft underbelly to feed on ... Read more...

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11,000-year-old human sub-species found in China


March 15th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Scientists have found a previously unknown human subspecies, distinct from the present day Homosapiens, that may have lived in China 11,500 years ago.Fossil remains of a ... Read more...

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Fossil skeleton of prehistoric penguin reconstructed


March 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have reconstructed the fossil skeleton of a giant prehistoric penguin that stood over four feet tall, The Sun reported Thursday.The 26 million-year-old bird dubbed Kairuku ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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50m-year-old cricket fossils give clues to insect hearing


January 4th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Fifty million year-old cricket and katydid fossils have thrown up significant clues about how insect hearing evolved. Insects hear with help of unusual ears. Grasshoppers have ... Read more...

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Tigers never changed much even in two million years?


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The discovery of a skull of the oldest tiger ever found has indicated that the beasts never changed much in two million years except turning bigger ... Read more...

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Skin bones helped huge dinos survive


November 30th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 30 (IANS) Bones within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam our planet might have stored vital minerals to help them survive and bear ... Read more...

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Dinosaur herd migrated over huge distances


October 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A herd of dinosaurs that lived 145 million years ago migrated huge distances to find food, a study says.Herds of Camarasaurus, a long-necked herbivore known as ... Read more...

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Ancient animals could see in dark


July 1st, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Scientits have discovered 515-million-year-old eye fossils which prove that ancient animals had excellent vision and could even see in the dark.Resembling "squashed eyes from a recently ... Read more...

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30,000 B.C. cave home found in China


May 11th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) A cave home that dates back to 30,000 B.C. has been found in central China. The stone age cave was discovered during excavation at the Longquan ... Read more...

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It’s ‘back to school’ for Deora’s geo-scientist


May 5th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Seventy-two-year-old Shiv Balak Misra is hardly a pin-up hero. The frail, down-to-earth geo-scientist-turned-social worker and educator wants to ensure that children in his backwater Uttar ... Read more...

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Four new species discovered may shed light on human evolution


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The discovery of four individuals of a new species could shed light on human evolution.The discovery of the new species of early human, Australopithecus sediba by South African ... Read more...

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Miner finds 300 million year old shark fossil


April 11th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kentucky, April 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The University of Kentucky has put on display a 300-million-year-old shark fossil which was found by a miner. The jawbone was found in January in an underground ... Read more...

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T-Rex’s gigantic cousin located in China


April 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A new dinosaur has been identified from fossils dug up in China and has been nicknamed "T-Rex's cousin". The dinosaur has been officially named "Zhuchengtyrannus Magnus" ... Read more...

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‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

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‘Saber-toothed’ vegetarian prowled Brazil 260 million years ago


March 25th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A dog-sized, vegetarian animal that lived 260 million years ago in Brazil might have used its fierce-looking saber-teeth to ward off predators and in battles over territory, according ... Read more...

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NASA scientist finds ‘worm-like alien life form in meteorite’


March 6th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Maybe this is what an alien really looks like - a worm-like bacteria.NASA scientist Dr Richard Hoover claims to have found life form, which may explain how life ... Read more...

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Evidence shows meteors sowed the seeds of life


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists have taken fragments from a meteorite in the Antarctic and by bombarding it with heat and pressure have recreated conditions at the beginning of life ... Read more...

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Fossils of oldest flying reptile found in Texas


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Fossils discovered in Texas from a flying reptile known as pteranodon that died 89 million years ago may be the oldest of its kind in the ... Read more...

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190mn-yr-old bird-hipped dino fossils found in Antarctic mountains


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the fossil remains of fabrosaur, about 190 million years old in the Antarctic mountains.William Hammer of Augustana College found the fossils belonging to ornithischian or ... Read more...

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635mn-yr-old seaweed fossils in China tell story of oxygen in ancient ocean


February 17th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech in the U.S., and Northwest University in Xi'an, China, have discovered almost 600 million-year-old seaweed fossils in Lantian, a ... Read more...

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Dinos witnessed Oz bushfires that appeared 50mn yrs earlier than thought


February 16th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study has found that bushfires appeared in Australia more than 50 million years earlier than thought, which means that dinosaurs were witness to these events.Using fossilised ... Read more...

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New study suggests earliest humans were not very different from us


February 15th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A study from Stony Brook University has suggested that earliest humans were not very different from us.Archaeologist John Shea believes that experts have been focusing on the wrong ... Read more...

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Ancient teeth found in Israeli cave raise questions about humans’ origin


February 10th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A Binghamton University anthropologist has said that eight small teeth found in a cave near Rosh Haain, central Israel, are raising big questions about the earliest existence of ... Read more...

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Will the Woolly mammoth be brought back to life?


February 5th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Japanese scientist has an ambitious plan to bring the Woolly mammoth back to life.The scientist, Professor Akani Iritani of Kyoto University told reporters that there ... Read more...

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Frogs re-evolved ‘lost’ lower teeth after more than 200mn yrs


February 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): New research suggests that frogs re-evolved 'lost' bottom teeth after more than 200 million years.Tree-dwelling Gastrotheca guentheri are the only frogs with teeth on both their upper and ... Read more...

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160mn-yr-old pterodactyl fossil solves dino sex riddle


January 21st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists from the Universities of Leicester, Lincoln and the Geological Institute, Beijing, have finally solved the mystery of sex between pterodactyls - flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs ... Read more...

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New 230mn-yr-old predator ‘dawn runner’ discovered in South America


January 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Experts have announced the discovery of a dinosaur that roamed South America approximately 230 million years ago and have dubbed it the 'dawn runner'."It really is the ... Read more...

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Big babies shape up the early human societies


January 11th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comparatively the human species gives birth to the biggest babies among all the primates. That remains a fact but an anthropologist in Boston believes that he has ... Read more...

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Geneticists to drill 18,000-year-old ‘hobbit’ tooth to extract DNA


January 6th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): In the hope of extracting DNA samples, a team of geneticists will analyse a roughly 18,000-year-old tooth that belongs to 'hobbit' Homo floresiensis, 1-metre-tall extinct distant relative of ... Read more...

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