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Scientists discover T. Rex’s feathered kin


April 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger ... Read more...

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Oldest dinosaur nest discovered


January 27th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) A 190 million-year-old dinosaur nesting site - the oldest ever - has been unearthed in South Africa.The discovery of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus has revealed significant ... Read more...

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Darwin’s lost fossils collection found in Britain


January 17th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A treasure trove of fossils collected by a young Charles Darwin in the 1830s in South America during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle that ... Read more...

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New theory explains how fishes grew into amphibians


December 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A small fish crawling out of a drying desert pond underlines a theory that ties up the fishes with the amphibians, reveals a study. "Such a ... Read more...

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Brains of birds have a dinosaur source: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 9:00 am ICT by ANI
Calgary (Canada), Apr. 13 (ANI): Canadian researchers have opined that the brains of birds can be traced to a dinosaur source.Their new research published in a journal of Britain's Royal Society traced ... 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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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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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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‘Walking cactus’ sheds light on the evolution of insects, spiders


February 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Fossils of an extinct creature, dubbed the 'walking cactus' - that lived around 500 million years ago, could be arthropods' lost relative, according to a new Chinese study.The ... Read more...

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Newly discovered dino ‘may be father of Triceratops’


February 1st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A newly discovered species of dinosaur appears to be related to the horned dinosaur species, Triceratops.The new species, called Titanoceratops weighed nearly 15,000 pounds and a massive eight-foot-long ... 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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Fossil haul shows life’s recovery after near-extinction


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A newly-discovered treasure trove of ancient fossils has given a big boost to scientists' efforts to understand how life on the Earth recovered from the most catastrophic mass ... Read more...

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Thriving rodent population in prehistoric Africa could shed light on human evolution


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Rodents have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, they flourished in prehistoric Africa, making them ... Read more...

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Giraffe-sized dinos pole-vaulted to fly


November 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A giraffe-sized dinosaur, previously thought to be too heavy to fly, virtually pole-vaulted over its own wings to be airborne, scientists said.Mark Witton, palaeontologist from the University of ... Read more...

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New Zealand man puts extinct bird’s skull on sale via internet


November 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Nov 11 (IANS) A rare skull of Moa, a species of bird which became extinct thousands of years ago, has been put on sale on the internet by a New Zealand ... Read more...

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350mn-yr-old, 4-legged amphibian’s burrow found in Pennsylvania


November 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers have stumbled upon the fossil remains of a burrow belonging to an amphibian that lived 350 million years ago in Pennsylvania.The borrow is now filled with sediments ... Read more...

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Massive, carnivorous “shrimp” ‘may not be Earth’s first predator’


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A study has revealed that the infamous, carnivorous "shrimp" that is considered Earth's first great predator may, in fact, be not.A new 3-D modeling of the mouth parts ... Read more...

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Flying camp Pterosaurs ‘could soar 16,000 kms at a stretch’


October 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that pterosaurs was the ultimate flying champ of the dinosaur era, and could clock up to 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) at a ... Read more...

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Fossil discovery of new strong-handed dinosaur to change past notions


October 8th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossils of an intriguing new species of dinosaur that had a powerful hand- a feat that could reveal an edgier side of some supposedly ... Read more...

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Worker assembles dinosaur dolphin fossil piece by piece


September 27th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) For the likes of Mike Harrison, a part-time worker, it represented the ultimate prehistoric jigsaw. Harrison's discovery of a piece of the skull of an ichthyosaur soon after a ... Read more...

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Mammoths, reindeers already lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 yrs ago


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have revealed that although in small numbers, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and ... Read more...

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Mass extinctions “change evolution rules”


September 5th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept5 (ANI): A new study from Macquarie University has analyzed why global mass extinctions occur - whether they are just short-term diversions in life's preordained course, or spring up completely new ... Read more...

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New York’s Central Park could accommodate almost 100 dinosaurs


August 14th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): As many as 100 dinosaurs could have crowded into New York's Central Park, estimated a palaeontologist.James Farlow of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and colleagues have worked out ... Read more...

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Fossil find puts face on last common ancestor of apes and monkeys


July 15th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): The discovery of a skull in Saudi Arabia is providing new insights into what the last common ancestor of apes and monkeys may have looked like and when ... Read more...

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Life on earth suffers catastrophic extinctions every 27 million years, claim researchers


July 13th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A recent research paper published in the journal Solar and Stellar Astrophysics, has suggested that life on earth suffers catastrophic extinctions every 27 million years.According to The ... Read more...

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Why one should never arm-wrestle a saber-toothed tiger


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Researchers have found why saber-toothed tigers were a force to reckon with when it came to arm wrestling.A new study has revealed that saber-toothed cats-best known for their ... Read more...

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New giant horned dinosaur is actually an ancestor of Triceratops


June 16th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A newly found fossil of a horned dinosaur Ojoceratops fowleri is apparently the ancestor of the more famous and common Triceratops and Torosaurus.Torosaurus lived at the end of ... Read more...

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Meat-eating dinos used at least four distinct chomping methods


June 9th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Carnivorous dinosaurs munched their food using at least four distinct biting methods, according to a new research.The findings of the study, by British palaeontologist Dr Manabu Sakamoto from ... Read more...

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Chemical remains of 150-mn-year-old ‘dino-bird’ isolated


May 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) A 150-million-year-old 'dino-bird' fossil, long thought to contain nothing but fossilised bone and rock, has been hiding remnants of the animal's original chemistry, according to a new research. The ... Read more...

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It’s official: Magyarosaurus dacus was a dwarf dinosaur


May 4th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Magyarosaurus dacus, the dinosaur whose small bones were found in Transylvania, was indeed a dwarf, confirmed scientists.In 1895, the sister of an eccentric palaeontologist called Franz Baron Nopcsa ... Read more...

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‘Monster croc’ feasted on humans 2 million years ago


February 25th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified the remains of a 7.5-metre man-eating crocodile in 1.8-million-year-old sediments in Olduvai gorge in Tanzania, an animal that would have been the largest predator ancient ... Read more...

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New dinosaur species discovered


February 24th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A team of paleontologists in the US has discovered a new dinosaur species they're calling Abydosaurus. Abydosaurus belongs to the group of gigantic, long-necked, long-tailed, four-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs such ... Read more...

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Experts better than machines at reconstructing fossils


November 17th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Reconstructing ancient fossils from thousands of jumbled up pieces can be fiendishly challenging. A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old ... Read more...

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Europe’s largest bat inhabited northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago


October 30th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has confirmed that the largest bat in Europe, Nyctalus lasiopterus, had a greater geographical presence in northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago than ... Read more...

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