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Secret of human evolution may be hidden inside 400,000-year-old skull!

Secret of human evolution may be hidden inside 400,000-year-old skull!

The cranium was found in 2014. Since the sediments containing the cranium at the Aroeira site were firmly cemented, the cranium was removed from the site in a large, solid block.

Flying fossil: Britain to send 'earliest known bird' abroad for exhibition!

Flying fossil: Britain to send 'earliest known bird' abroad for exhibition!

The British museum's Professor Paul Barrett says the fossil's "lasting historical legacy" is that it establishes birds as dinosaurs.

How did potatoes, tomatoes evolve? Let a 52-million-year-old berry fossil explain!

How did potatoes, tomatoes evolve? Let a 52-million-year-old berry fossil explain!

The researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US examined two fossil lantern fruit collected in an area in Argentina that was temperate rainforest when the plants grew, 52 million years ago.

Know why are birds toothless

Know why are birds toothless

 Have you ever thought, why birds are toothless? Well, researchers have discovered a dinosaur species that shed its "milk teeth" but did not replace them, a finding that not only changes its anatomy. And this also explains why birds have beaks and not teeth.

Early life forms that survived without oxygen discovered

Early life forms that survived without oxygen discovered

The ancient life forms were found fossilised in two separate locations in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert! (Pic inside)

World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert! (Pic inside)

The ancient footprint as big as a fully grown person was discovered by a team of Japanese and Mongolian paleontologists.

Fossil fuel reserves would crush climate goals: Report

Fossil fuel reserves would crush climate goals: Report

Fossil fuels from active fields and mines allowed to operate through their projected lifetimes would punch through the two degree Celsius cap for global warming laid down in the Paris Agreement, said the report, based on industry data.

New dinosaur fossil from 90 mn years ago found in Argentina

New dinosaur fossil from 90 mn years ago found in Argentina

The dinosaur was named Gualicho Shinyae, a combination of the name of an evil spirit Gualichu -- worshipped by the local Tehuelche community in the Patagonia region and Akiko Shinya, the scientist who first discovered the dinosaur in southern Rio Negro Province.

Smaller species may go extinct without fossil trace

The fossil record is much more durable than any human record, says researcher.

95-million-year old dinosaur fossils found in Mexico

95-million-year old dinosaur fossils found in Mexico

 Dinosaur fossils aged between 70-95 million years were discovered in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, the media reported on Thursday.

Fossil find sheds light on Tyrannosaurs rex mystery!

Fossil find sheds light on Tyrannosaurs rex mystery!

The new species of dinosaur, discovered by the US and Russia-based scientists working in Uzbekistan, is named Timurlengia.

New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

These new species have been named R. purgatoirensis and R. uyenoi, respectively.

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

The virtual 3D ancestral skull bears early hallmarks of both species.

Canadian dinosaur closely related to mammals

The fossil, previously known at Bathygnathus borealis, was collected in 1845, and was named Bathygnathus borealis by palaeontologist Joseph Leidy.

Dinosaur fossil with preserved feathers, skin found

Dinosaur fossil with preserved feathers, skin found

Although the preserved feathers are extremely crushed due to sediment compaction, scanning electron microscopy shows a three-dimensional keratin structure to the feathers on the tail and body.

New link in humans, apes evolution found

 Researchers have identified a new species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the 'lesser apes' or hylobatids).

Tyrannosaurs were probably cannibals

A 66-million-year-old fossil unearthed in eastern Wyoming provides some of the strongest evidence yet that it did, according to researchers.

Student discovers rare fossil in China

The fossil, found in Yumen in Gansu province, preserved a 3-centimetre section of the ancient insect's wing.

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

125 million-year-old fossil discovered that reveals whether prehistoric birds could fly or not.

Mammalian reproductive system highly-developed 48 million years ago

The fossil was discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany, and studied by Jens Lorenz Franzen and colleagues from Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt.