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75 million-year-old giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries assembled

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 20:38

Paleontologists have assembled a giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart.

100-million-years old flowering plants provide oldest evidence of sex

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:21

The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction has been found in a flowering plant dating back 100 million years.

100-million-year old amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:24

Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year old piece of amber which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period.

Dinosaurs evolved beaks to aid feeding

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 19:25

Beaks evolved in some dinosaurs in order to stabilise their skulls while gobbling down food, scientists say.

Functional importance of dinosaur beaks revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 11:49

Scientists used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and computer simulations to take a closer look at the dinosaur beaks.

New insights into evolution of Earth`s atmosphere

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 15:09

Atmospheric oxygen was considerably lower in Earth`s geological past than previously assumed, scientists have found.

Oldest bird tracks uncovered in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 18:41

Two thin-toed footprints pressed into a sandy riverbank more than 100 million years ago are Australia`s oldest known bird tracks, scientists say.

Late Cretaceous Period may have been ice-free

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 13:16

A researcher has said that he has found proof suggesting that no ice sheet formed during the late Cretaceous Period when the climate was much warmer than today.

Fossil of fish that lived 90 million years ago found in Mexico

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:47

The fossil of a fish that lived 90 million years ago has been found in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, scientists said.

Bigger wasn’t always better for plant-eating dinosaurs

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 20:10

Giant carnivores like Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the Cretaceous period, but huge plant-eating theropods – close relatives of both T. rex and today``s birds – also lived and thrived alongside their meat-eating cousins.

Ecosystem changes aggravated extinction of dinosaur

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 00:17

A new study has revealed that the structure of North American ecosystems made the mass extinction of Cretaceous Period that wiped out numerous species.

Dinosaur-bird `missing link` could be egg

Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 11:07

A fossilised dinosaur egg found in Spain shares the same characteristics as that of birds` eggs and could be the "missing link" to prove their "common ancestor".