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Fossilized primitive pregnant lizard found in China


July 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 120-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant lizard has been found in China, BBC reported Thursday.The fossil is a complete 30 cm lizard with over a dozen ... Read more...

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Scientists find endogenous proteins in a 70-mn-yr-old marine lizard


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Swedish researchers have discovered primary biological matter in a fossil of an extinct varanoid lizard (a mosasaur) that inhabited marine environments during Late Cretaceous times.Using state-of-the-art technology, ... Read more...

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525-mn-year-old fossil sheds new light on primitive sea creatures


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A remarkable fossil, which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures, has been discovered by researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford.The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs ... Read more...

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Brit girl, 5, digs up 160 million-year-old fossil with plastic seaside spade


March 18th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A little girl in Britain has discovered a huge 160 million-year-old fossil after digging with a children's seaside spade.Emily Baldry, 5, unearthed the 130lb (60kg) specimen as she ... Read more...

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Five-year-old finds 160 million-year-old fossil


March 18th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A five-year-old girl in Britain has found a massive 160 million-year-old fossil while digging with her plastic beach spade.Emily Baldry found the pre-historic specimen at Cotswold ... Read more...

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Female mites dominated males in sex: Experts


March 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) A 40-million-year-old fossil of a copulating pair of mites shows female members of the species dominated males, as opposed to the sexual behaviour in the modern ... Read more...

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100mn-yr-old ancestor of carnivorous insect fossil reveals evolution stasis


February 4th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a 100 million-year-old fossil of the ancestor of a carnivorous, cricket-like insect that still live today in southern Asia, northern ... Read more...

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14 million years old fossil found in Pakistan


October 28th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) The fossil of a beast that walked on earth some 14 million years ago has been found in a Pakistani village.The Punjab University's zoology department research team discovered ... Read more...

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Fossil of first plant to grow on land found


October 13th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) A team of Argentine and Belgian scientists have discovered in northwestern Argentina a 472 million-year-old fossil of the first plant to grow on land, said one of ... Read more...

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55-million-year-old fossil sheds light on bizarre extinct mammal


October 12th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): University of Florida researchers, who found a well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal, have discovered that it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.High resolution CT ... Read more...

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Colourful penguins didn’t don trademark black and white swimsuit 36m yrs ago


October 1st, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Newly discovered fossil feathers have revealed that the trademark black and white swimsuit of penguins came later in evolution-an evolutionary development that could have also made them better ... Read more...

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48mn-year-old fossil reveals history of zombie ants


August 19th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have stumbled across a 48mn-year-old leaf fossil in Germany that depicts how a deadly fungus infected ants and turned them into zombies.Dr David P Hughes, from the ... Read more...

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85mn-year-old fossil of marine predator Mosasaur reveals new secrets


August 11th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Mosasaur Platecarpus, one of the most formidable marine predators, lived some 85 million years ago and was thought to have swum like an eel - a theory that ... Read more...

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“60 Minutes” Showcases Two Million Year Old Fossil, A New Link To Human Evolution


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new series to be broadcast on "60 minutes" may change the human perception of the human evolutionary system. Often, the most frequently asked question by ... Read more...

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Pelicans have resisted winds of evolutionary change, reveals fossil evidence


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Pelican fossils that closely resemble today's living species have revealed that the birds were scooping fish from the water while our ancestors were still swinging from the trees.Researchers ... Read more...

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Early humans lived in Savannas, not forests


May 28th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Pre-humans living in East Africa 4.4 million years ago inhabited savannas, grassy plains dotted with trees and shrubs, according to a team of researchers.This theory opposes another theory ... Read more...

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Amphibian 70 mn years older than dinosaurs found


March 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A 300-million-year-old fossil of an amphibian that roamed the planet 70 million years before the dinosaurs has been found, a media report said. Daily Express reported Tuesday that scientists ... Read more...

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Possibly the oldest spider fossil found in China


February 13th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are abuzz with excitement, as they have found possibly the oldest spider fossil till date. It is believed to be a 165 million years old. ... Read more...

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165 million years old spider fossil found


February 10th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have found a 165 million years old spider fossil. It dates to the middle Jurassic era. “The level of detail preserved in the fossils is amazing”, ... Read more...

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35-mn-year-old fossil raises questions on primates’ origin


January 7th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 7 (DPA) A 35-million-year-old primate fossil found in southern Thailand has added to evidence that primates, which include humans, might have originated in Asia rather than Africa, Thai media reports ... Read more...

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Fossil helps unravel secrets of baleen whales


December 24th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 24 (IANS) A 25 million-year-old fossil found near Torquay in Victoria, Australia has helped researchers unravel the origin of baleen whales. A new study, conducted by Erich Fitzgerald, palaeobiologist at Museum ... Read more...

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Scientist unlocks secrets to the origin of whales


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): A scientist has unlocked the secrets to the origin of baleen whales, thanks to a 25 million year old fossil found near Torquay in Victoria in Australia.The scientist ... Read more...

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Scientists disprove earliest apelike human ancestor


October 28th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have disproved the theory that the 50-million-year-old fossil of an "apelike" creature, discovered in 1992 in what is now northern Africa, was ... Read more...

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Rise in CO2 levels 200 mln yrs ago led to sudden collapse in plant biodiversity


June 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that a rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels 200 million years ago led to a sudden ancient collapse in plant biodiversity.The ... Read more...

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47-mln-yr-old fossil “missing link” between humans and lemurs


May 20th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The analysis of a 47-million-year-old fossil, dubbed "Ida", has led paleontologists to suggest that it is a critical "missing link" species in primate evolution, which connects humans ... Read more...

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500-mln yr old fossil sheds new light on origin of arthropods


March 20th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Scientists have reconstructed the fossil of a crustacean-like creature, to reveal that it is just one part of a complex and remarkable new animal dating back to ... Read more...

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5-mln yr old shark fossil sheds new light on Great Whites origins


March 13th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study of a preserved 4- to 5-million-year-old shark fossil has shed new light on the great whites origins, and has helped scientists decide which line ... Read more...

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Sex is 380 million years old


February 26th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 26 (ANI): Sex has been around for much longer than many scientists had previously believed - 380 million years to be exact. That's the conclusion of new study which discovered ... Read more...

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Fossil shows how claws originated 390 mn years ago


February 7th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) The discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil has provided a missing link in the evolution of the front claw of scorpions and horseshoe crabs.The specimen, named Schinderhannes bartelsi, ... Read more...

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Scientists find missing link in claw evolution in 390 million-year-old fossil


February 6th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): The discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil has helped scientists to identify a missing link in the evolution of the front claw of living scorpions and horseshoe ... Read more...

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Primates preferred staying in Texas, reveals 40-mln-yr old fossil


October 15th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The discovery of a new fossil in the US has suggested that more than 40 million years ago, primates preferred Texas to northern climates that were significantly ... Read more...

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Discovery of prehistoric pregnant turtle may shed new light on reptile reproduction


August 28th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): The discovery of the first fossilized specimen of an animal in the condition of pregnancy - a 75-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant turtle and a nest of ... Read more...

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Garden stone turns out to be an 80-million-year-old fossil!


July 29th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 29 (ANI): What a retired police officer in UK picked up and brought to his rock garden, and kept it there for 15 years, was actually an 80-million-year-old ... Read more...

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Increased brain size arose independently in isolated groups of primates


July 10th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that one of the hallmarks of primate biology, increased brain size, arose independently in isolated groupsthe platyrrhines of the Americas and the ... Read more...

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100-mln-yr-old fossil suggests link between South American and Aussie dinos


June 11th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A rare hundred-million-year old dino fossil found in Australia has led scientists to suggest a link between South American and Aussie dinosaurs.According to a report in National ... Read more...

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