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Extinct Jamaican bird clobbered rivals with club-like wings


December 29th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Yale University researchers have discovered that an extinct Jamaican bird used its club-like wings to clobber rivals during fights.The bird, Xenicibis xympithecus, which went extinct around 10,000 years ... Read more...

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Teeth remains indicate Neanderthals’ meat-only diet is a myth


December 28th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Neanderthals were always thought to be non-vegetarians who enjoyed nothing but meat. However, a new find indicates otherwise.Discoveries from cave sites in Iraq and Belgium indicate that our ... Read more...

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Fossils of giant bird discovered on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores


December 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 1.8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.The remains of the big bird were discovered on the ... Read more...

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Rat as big as a cat found in extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea


September 7th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): An expedition team has found a new species of giant rat in an extinct volcano in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, which at 82cm length, is as ... 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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Teeth evolution in mammals not a one-time affair


November 14th, 2007 - 8:14 am ICT by admin
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