Fossils

Fossil skull may hold answers to evolution of humans - ASEAN Plus

BEIJING: A fossil skull of Homo heidelbergensis, an extinct species of humans, was believed to have been discovered in Northeast China and is …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

National Museum of Natural History

Q&A: Sea Monsters in Our Ancient Oceans Were Strangely Familiar<p>Between 1961 and 2002, Angola was virtually inaccessible to scientists while the …

Methodist University

Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution

A new study shows that getting smaller was a key factor contributing to the exceptional evolution of mammals over the last 200 million years.

Research

Digitizing the vast 'dark data' in museum fossil collections

The great museums of the world harbor a secret: They’re home to millions upon millions of natural history specimens that almost never see the light …

Museums

Fossils reveal diverse Mesozoic pollinating lacewings

Insect pollination played an important role in the evolution of angiosperms. Little is known, however, about ancient pollination insects and their …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Half-billion-year-old fossils offer new clues to how life exploded on the sea floor

Stephen Pates, a researcher from Oxford University's Department of Zoology, has uncovered secrets from the ancient oceans.<p>With Dr. Rudy …

Seafloor

Mummified Ice Age Wolf Pup Discovered in a Melting Permafrost

Gold miners working in Canada's Yukon territory in 2016 discovered two mummified ice-age mammals - a wolf pup and a caribou - that were kept …

Ice Age

The walking dead: Fossils on the move can distort patterns of mass extinctions

When the researchers reordered the species represented in the cores from the Po basin according to their last occurrence, they noted several points …

Extinction

Saving the past for the future

A museum in Nakhon Ratchasima aims to be more than a place to display fossils for visitors, as the collection will benefit future generations to …

Thailand

A Man To Watch

Darwin was something of a scientific celebrity when he got back to England. The strange fossils and unfamiliar animals he had shipped home gained him …

South America

'The Dinosaur Artist' Dusts Off The Debate Over Who Should Own Fossils

Do prehistoric fossils belong only in a museum or educational center that communicates science to the public? Is it ever right for commercial fossil hunters to sell dinosaur skulls to movie stars for display in their living rooms?<p>In <i>The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's</i> …

Culture

Nuclear Technology May Help Bring Early Mammal Evolution Into Focus

When the echoes of dinosaurs crunching through forests and splashing through canyons quieted 66 million years ago during their extinction, the world …

Innovation

What's the Secret Science Behind Whales?

Will and Mango pester their pal Nick with all their whale questions: Why are whales so large? How do they sustain those massive bodies? And also-- …

Whales

Field Museum offers insights for your personal history collections

https://vcl.abcotv.net/video/wls/091218-wls-spoton-iddayfield-vid.mp4At the Field Museum, there's always plenty to see and learn about. But this …

Fossils

Why 100 Percent Clean Energy in California Is Tricky

California has some hurdles to overcome in meeting the most ambitious clean energy goal in the country.<p>Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 today, …

Jerry Brown

San Diego fossils reveal tiny, ancient primates

Eons ago, when San Diego County was a lush landscape, tiny nocturnal creatures with big eyes and grasping hands scrambled through the region’s …

Dinosaurs

Perfect Day Trips from Atlanta: Cartersville's national-quality museums

Visit 2 national-quality museums in Cartersville<p>Photograph courtesy of Booth Western Art Museum<p>This small Georgia town is home to two Smithsonian …

Atlanta

Artifacts and Fossils Lost in Brazil’s Museum Fire

CAIRO, EGYPT—<i>Ahram Online</i> reports that as many as 700 ancient Egyptian artifacts were destroyed in the fire that engulfed the National Museum of …

Brazil

How Long Does Something Have to Be In the Ground Before It's Considered a Fossil?

<b>Jelle Zijlstra:</b><p>The other answers here say that to be a fossil, something has to be mineralized in some way. The other answers are wrong.<p>At least, …

Fossils

This Week Brazil's National Museum Burnt Down – Here's Why The Devastation Goes Far Beyond The Ashes

"Part of our history has been wiped out."<p>RICARDO MORAES / REUTERS<p>The fire that broke out at Brazil’s National Museum this week incinerated 200 years’ …

Rio De Janeiro

‘The Dinosaur Artist’ Review: Old Bones Are Big Business

The race to acquire exotic dinosaur bones has attracted some rogue fossil dealers and even celebrities such as Nicolas Cage and Leonardo DiCaprio.<p>By<p>Richard Conniff<p>On a Thursday afternoon in May 2012, a paleontologist named Bolortsetseg Minjin was having lunch near the American Museum of Natural …

Mongolia

The Real-Life Meg

Resources<p>JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. JSTOR Daily readers can access the original research behind our articles …

White Shark

Fossils of extinct dwarf emu destroyed by golf course

When the Europeans first explored the islands off the southern coast of Australia, they found that many had their own species of emu living there. …

Natural History Museum

Historic Mineral Collection Likely Destroyed in Brazil's National Museum Fire

German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner was born in 1749 in Wehrau, at the time a city in the Prussian kingdom. Werner was educated at Freiberg and Leipzig, where he studied law and mining. In 1775, he was appointed as inspector and teacher of mining and mineralogy at the small, but influential, …

Rio De Janeiro

China’s dinosaur kingdom

In the 1970s, oil prospectors uncovered one of the world’s richest deposits of Jurassic-era fossils just outside the Sichuan city of Zigong. …

China

800-plus Fossils Reveal How Bugs Rose From The 'Great Dying' - D-brief

By Roni Dengler | September 5, 2018 1:00 pm<p>Researchers excavate insect fossils from a rich dig site called the Karamay outcrop in China. (Credit: …

Breakthroughs

Young Innovators: Rocks tell story of Saskatchewan's tropical past

Swamps, hot weather and flourishing tropical plants. An ocean nearby ... Florida, maybe? No, it’s the story of a long lost Saskatchewan past that …

Innovation

On Teachers' Day, 11-Year-Old "Fossil Researcher" Shows Her Small Museum

B Aswatha's love for fossils developed when she was just a five-year-old child looking at pictures of fossils while flipping through an</b> …

Tamil Nadu

Chinese fossils reveal middle-late Triassic insect radiation

Recently, scientists from China and the UK reported two Middle-Late Triassic entomofaunas, providing not only the earliest records of several modern …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

These Are Some Of The Treasures Feared Lost In Brazil's Museum Fire

Americas' Oldest Human Skull<p>Museunacionalufrjbr and ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images<p>The photo features the 12,000-year-old skull of 'Luzia', the …

Brazil