New clues about fossil formation found
New clues about fossil formation found

A new study by researchers from the University of Missouri and the Virginia Tech suggests that the bacteria involved in the decay of ancient organisms also play a key role in the preservation of fossil.

Rare fossil sheds light on life in ancient seas

An international team has discovered a rare 520 million years old animal fossil in China that provides an unprecedented view of life in the earth's ancient seas.

Shaped like a "squashed bird's nest", the fossil classified as "Nidelric pugio" was found at Chengjiang in southern China.

Complete fossil of small dinosaur found

South Korean paleontologists have found a complete fossil of a small dinosaur in rare condition, the first such discovery of its kind in the country, according to the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage in Seoul.

Horses, rhinos may have originated from India
Horses, rhinos may have originated from India

A new study has suggested that ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Second dinosaur fossil found in Malaysia
Second dinosaur fossil found in Malaysia

 A Malaysian university Thursday announced the recovery of a dinosaur fossil in the country, media reported.

Scientists restore part of rare dinosaur's fossil

Using modern computer technology, scientists have restored part of a fossil of a rare dinosaur that lived more than 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period in what is now Mongolia.

Major tectonic event may have triggered burst of animal life 530 million years ago

A new research has explored that a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of animal life.

Worm-like ancient `misfit` finds family in `tree of life`

The fossil of an ancient worm-like creature, which had legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail, has finally been placed in the evolutionary tree of life.

`Evolutionary misfit` fossil linked with modern animals

Researchers have linked one of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail - with a group of modern animals.

37m yr old fossil of `giant penguin` found near Antarctica

Researchers have discovered a fossil, which provided the proof that `colossal penguins` existed around 37 to 40 million years ago, on a small island near Antarctica.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard.
Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist.

Scientists to excavate Wyoming cave with trove of Ice Age fossils

Scientists will begin excavation early next week of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on Thursday.

Scientists identify two-inch long hedgehog species

Scientists have identified the fossilised remains of a two-inch-long hedgehog species, which they have called `Silvacola acares`, in an ancient lake bed in Canada.

Scientists identify world`s largest flying bird

A fossil found three decades ago in the US may have been the world`s largest ever flying bird, say researchers.

Dinosaur sporting `wings` on head found

Triceratops are passe. Here comes a new horned dinosaur and its cranial ornamentation is even more flowery than the three-horned dinosaur the world had earlier come to know, reveals a new study.

Climate engineering cannot help us in erasing climate change

Researchers have said that climate engineering cannot help us erase whatever has happened to climate change.

Ancestor of giant flying reptiles found in China

Scientists have discovered fossil of the earliest and most primitive reptile, the largest known flying creature to have ever existed that lived some 163 million years ago.

Scientists unearth over 500-mln-year old rare fossilized embryos

Researchers at the University of Missouri have unearthed rare fossilized embryos which they believe is more than 500 million years old.

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

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