Paleontology

Gorgeous 100-Million-Year Old Flowers Discovered Perfectly Preserved In Amber

Thanks to the amber, researchers say the flowers look like they were "just picked from the garden."The post Gorgeous 100-Million-Year Old Flowers …

Physical Geography

Fossil Of 12,000-Year-Old Giant Sloth Discovered In Underwater Cave

Mexican scientists have discovered a new giant sloth species that lived about 12,000 years ago, after coming upon its fossilized remains at the …

World News

Found: Ice From 2.7 Million Years Ago

That’s 1.7 million years older than the previous oldest ice ever found.<p>In an Antarctic ice core, made using a new strategy, scientists have found ice …

Culture

‘Euro Devil’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative discovered in E Europe

Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of the biggest marsupial relatives ever discovered in the …

Physical Geography

'Most bizarre dinosaur ever found' is missing evolutionary link – study

Originally classified as a relative of T rex, analysis showsChilesaurus belongs to a different dinosaurian group, with implications for the dinosaur family tree<p>An unusual vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern …

Dinosaurs

Feds try to seize dinosaur skull, but doctor says he bought his fair and square

DALLAS — The Tyrannosaurus Bataar skulls were dug out of the Gobi desert and illegally smuggled out of Mongolia, federal officials say.From there, …

Denver

Ancient Carnivorous Dread-Possum Is Upending the History of Mammals

During the 65 million years following the extinction of the dinosaurs, the success story of the mammals has been more than a little imbalanced. …

Physical Geography

Why Pakistan is a tourist attraction for foreigners

Pakistan is home to wonders that behold the interest of foreigners and locals alike. Following are the most prominent of Pakistan’s attractions.<p><b>1.</b> …

Travel

3D printed fossil helps ANU researchers make evolutionary link between humans and prehistoric fish

3D printing and 3D scanning have helped scientists from the Australian National University in Canberra uncover some new and interesting things about …

3D Printing

This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution Mystery

A bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved into …

Dinosaurs

Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

As a substitute for coveted elephant ivory, mammoth tusks can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. A rush is underway to dig them out of the frozen earth in Siberia and sell them, mostly to China. The hunt is making millionaires of some men living in this impoverished region — but it's also …

World News

'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

<b>Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called "Frankenstein dinosaur", which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species.</b><p>A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such as <i>Stegosaurus</i>, and carnivorous dinosaurs, like <i>T. rex</i>.<p>The finding …

Dinosaurs

Rise of animals 650 million years ago sparked by boom of sea algae after 'Snowball Earth' melted

The mystery of how animals evolved on Earth has been uncovered by scientists who found that crumbling mountains fed the seas with nutrients, sparking a surge of complex life.<p>Although simple life on our planet existed for billions of years, before 650 million years ago it was largely just viruses, …

Physical Geography

"Frankenstein's dinosaur" fills the gap between predators and prey

Dinosaurs came in a ridiculous variety of shapes and sizes, but just how they all fit together is still up for debate. The recently-discovered …

Dinosaurs

One of the Most Puzzling Dinosaurs Ever Discovered Just Got a Major Rebrand

Paleontologists uncovered a strange new dinosaur a few years ago—a crazy, patchworkquilt of a creature dubbed <i>Chilesaurus diegosuarezi.</i> Its bizarre …

Dinosaurs

Does Palaeontology have an image problem?

Palaeontology is synonymous with excavating fossils, but the stereotype of the rugged, white, male digger, could be a barrier to diversity in Earth science<p>As I eye myself in the mirror before heading off to the office for another day of palaeontological research, I wonder: ought I to be wearing a …

Earth Science

It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday! Back in the early...

It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday!Back in the early Paleozoic trilobites filled the oceans, inhabiting virtually every available marine niche. It was …

Physical Geography

275-million-year-old starfish-like fossils unearthed in remote inland Western Australia

A new species of ancient starfish-like sea creature has been discovered in a remote Western Australian town nearly 200 kilometres from the ocean.

Physical Geography

Australian Scientists Just Found A 'Perfectly Preserved' 275 Million Year Old Starfish Fossil

For the first time in Western Australia, scientists have unearthed a starfish-like creature - an ophiuroid - on Yamatji country in the state's North …

Technology (Australia)

Evolution gave this ancient beast a weird face because it kept ramming into stuff

<i>Moschops capensis</i> was a weird looking animal. When it roamed the Earth some 260 million years ago its goofy stance and wide body would have caught …

Evolution

13-Million-Year Old Skull Found On Smoke Break Offers Clues On How Humans Came To Be

"We just broke into a dance, we were so happy."The post 13-Million-Year Old Skull Found On Smoke Break Offers Clues On How Humans Came To Be appeared …

Evolution

13 Million-Year-Old Skull May Reveal What Our Ancestors Looked Like

The skull of an infant ape, found more than 13 million years after it died, may reveal how human ancestors looked during the period of time known as …

World News

Brothers Unexpectedly Discover Fossil of Japan's Oldest Water Bird

When two brothers were walking near a reservoir in a small town in northern Japan, one noticed something peculiar in the ground. The brothers …

Physical Geography

A Scholar Follows a Trail of Dead Mice and Discovers a Lesson in Why Museum Collections Matter

A former Smithsonian curator authors a new book, <i>Inside the Lost Museum</i>

Smithsonian

Jurassic World 2: LEAKED details on new dinosaurs appearing in Fallen Kingdom

The franchise fans can look forward to the new mission of Owen Grady in the upcoming film.<p>The creative team behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has …

Entertainment (India)

New insights into the survival techniques of a prehistoric beast

Imagine a rhinoceros-like beast with a sprawling, lizard-like gait and you will picture quite a good portrait of what <i>Moschops</i> looked like. They are …

Physical Geography

'Nastiest' Jurassic Croc Named for Motorhead's Lemmy

Motörhead founder, singer and bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who died on Dec. 28, 2015, famously sang, "I don't want to live forever," in the band's …

Dinosaurs

Huge 'graveyard' of dinosaurs and woolly mammoths slaughtered by prehistoric humans found 'by accident' in Siberia

A major graveyard of dinosaurs and woolly mammoths has been discovered by Russian scientists.<p>The Siberian site - which they found "by accident" - …

Physical Geography

Why do cephalopods produce ink? And what's ink made of, anyway?

Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid have been known for their ink since antiquity. But what do we know about the evolution of ink and inking?<p>Cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, squids, ammonites, nautiluses and belemnites, are a weird bunch. Not only are they …

Animals