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45mn-yr-old pollen shows Florida is 10 to 15mn yrs older than thought


March 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has suggested that Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years older than previously ... Read more...

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First complete remains of dinosaur’s ancestor found in China


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered the complete remains of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals - the sauropod dinosaurs, in China.The new species, tentatively ... Read more...

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How dinosaurs conquered the world!


October 7th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 7 IANS) Dinosaurs didn't need to kill other animals to become world beaters, says new research.According to Canadian and US scientists, dinosaurs - the most powerful creature ever ... Read more...

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New Evolution Theory Published In “Biology Letters” Questions Charles Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution


August 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study published in "Biology Letters" argues that perhaps Charles Darwin's famous theory of evolution had some faults in it. A study conducted by University ... Read more...

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Fish diet may have given our brain its cutting edge


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Two million years ago, humans began eating crocodiles, turtles and fish - a diet that could have given our brains its cutting edge, research says. In what is the ... Read more...

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Aquatic diet of early humans behind evolution of brain


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Aquatic foods such as fish, crocodiles and turtles, which early humans began eating two million years ago, could have played an important role in the evolution of human ... Read more...

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Tyrannousaur dinosaurs stalked southern hemisphere!


March 29th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Australian scientists have found the first evidence that Tyrannosaur dinosaurs stalked the southern hemisphere continents. The fossil of a hip bone from a small T.Rex was discovered in the ... Read more...

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Dino find may explain evolution of largest land animals ever to walk Earth


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the remains of a new herbivorous sauropod dinosaur near the world-famous Carnegie Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument, US, which may help explain the evolution of ... Read more...

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New plant-eating dino didn’t chew its food, but swallow it


February 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has discovered a new plant-eating dinosaur that didn't chew its food, but just grabbed it and swallowed it.The new dinosaur, which the paleontologists are ... Read more...

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Lack of oxygen forced animals to breathe


February 11th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) A massive plunge in global oxygen levels, not freshwater frolicking, could have led to the rise of air-breathing animals, argues a new study. Researchers made the claim after ... Read more...

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Fossil footprints stretch history of our ancestors


January 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Our ancestors left the water at least 18 million years earlier than previously thought, suggests the discovery of fossil footprints in Poland. These results force us to reconsider our ... Read more...

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Ant farmers use bacteria to make their gardens grow


November 20th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that ant farmers, like their human counterparts, depend on nitrogen-fixing bacteria to make their gardens grow.The finding documents a previously ... Read more...

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Modern birds didn’t descend from dinos, suggests new discovery


June 10th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight, which means it's unlikely that birds descended from ... Read more...

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Investing in islands crucial for saving most species in the world


May 18th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): The first worldwide analysis of the importance of different regions for maintaining global biodiversity has determined that an island is about nine times as valuable as an equally ... Read more...

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How seals got their flippers


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A newly discovered fossilized skeleton of a carnivorous animal, has helped scientists pinpoint the origin of flippers - limb adaptations for swimming in water, in seals, sea lions, ... Read more...

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Earliest backboned land animals had different life histories


April 21st, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): In new discoveries by researchers from Uppsala, Cambridge and Duke Universities, it has been shown that the earliest backboned land animals had different life histories.The researchers studied fossil ... Read more...

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Human-generated sounds may be killing marine life


March 14th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): A new study has determined that human-generated sounds significantly affect the lives of aquatic animals, from the individual animals well-being, right through to its reproduction, migration and ... Read more...

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First comprehensive inventory of life in Antarctica reveals rich biodiversity


December 2nd, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have made the first comprehensive inventory of sea and land animals around a group of Antarctic islands, which has revealed a region that is rich in ... Read more...

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Inbreeding does not lead to amphibian deformities


October 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): While inbreeding is looked upon as the cause behind deformity in a wide variety of animals, a new study has claimed that the same doesnt hold true ... Read more...

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Fossil represents evolutionary transition from fish to land animals


October 16th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new research has provided the first detailed look at the internal head skeleton of Tiktaalik roseae, the 375-million-year-old fossil animal that represents an important intermediate step ... Read more...

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Dinos that didn”t chew their food grew huge


October 10th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that dinosaurs known as sauropods, which were the largest land animals that ever lived, grew huge and were an evolutionary success in ... Read more...

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Predatory dino had a bird-like breathing system


September 30th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): The remains of a new 10-meter-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentinas Rio Colorado has revealed that the dino had a bird-like breathing system.The dinosaur ... Read more...

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Ancient shores were full of more slithering creatures than previously thought


September 26th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, September 26 (ANI): New fossils of the first land animals have revealed that ancient shores, 500 million years ago, were alive with more crawling, slithering creatures than anyone previously thought. ... Read more...

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Dinos may have been absent from the terrestrial revolution of Cretaceous period


July 24th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that though dinosaurs may have been the largest land animals of the Cretaceous period, but they were probably conspicuously absent from the ... Read more...

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When fish crossed the bridge to become land animals


June 26th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Swedish researchers have used new exquisitely preserved fossils from Latvia to cast light on when our ancestors left the water and ventured onto land, which is a ... Read more...

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Many unknown species may have already been wiped off the face of the Earth


June 13th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 13 (ANI): A biologist has suggested that due to lack of proper research, entire populations of unknown species may have already been wiped off the face of the Earth. ... Read more...

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375 million-year-old fossil of ‘mother fish’ discovered


May 29th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) A Museum Victoria team announced its latest and the most remarkable find Thursday -- a 375 million-year-old fossil of placoderm fish with intact embryo and mineralised umbilical cord. ... Read more...

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Living upside-down has shaped spiders to save energy


March 26th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Majority of land animals evolved to use the ground as the main support for their motion. But thats not the case with spiders, as they live, feed, ... Read more...

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