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Scientists discover new form of ice inside diamonds

Thanks to their discovery, ice-VII has been recognized for the first time as a mineral in the International Mineralogical Association.

Mar 12, 2018, 12:08 PM IST

Oldest reptile that could shed its tail to escape predators identified

Interestingly, the research team found that young captorhinids had well-formed cracks, while those in some adults tended to fuse up.

Mar 07, 2018, 17:59 PM IST

127 million-year-old fossil of smallest known prehistoric baby bird discovered

The fossil is made up of a nearly complete skeleton and would have weighed just three ounces when it was alive.

Mar 06, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:58 PM IST

Experts discover lock of George Washington's hair in old library book

The last thing one would ever expect to come across on opening an old library book is a lock of hair - especially one belonging to the first President of the United States of America.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:49 PM IST

Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered

The new discovery, published in the journal Geological Journal, is from a time known as the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, right after a worldwide mass extinction. 

Feb 02, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST

10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

An ochre pebble was found at another site on the opposite side of the lake.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:16 PM IST

Scientists discover a piece of America in Australia

The team was able to determine this by using both new sedimentological field data and new and existing geochronological data from both Georgetown and Mount Isa.

Jan 23, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Different types of oolitic limestones have formed in all geological periods and have been found around the world, including in the US, the UK, Germany, the Bahamas, China and at Shark Bay in Western Australia.

Jan 22, 2018, 13:07 PM IST

Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Aside from making Jurassic ecosystems of 161 million years ago more colourful, the dinosaur is interesting because it has features that are both ancient and modern.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:23 PM IST

World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

Ben Davis, a mining analyst at Liberum Capital, speculated in a research note to investors that the diamond could be worth as much as USD 40 million (33 million euros).

Jan 15, 2018, 18:29 PM IST

Thirty 130 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur eggs from Jurassic period discovered in China

The construction workers had detonated an explosive to break up a large boulder, but luckily, the fossilized eggs managed to survive the impact.

Jan 02, 2018, 12:27 PM IST

New technique reveals 2,000-year-old writings in mummy cases

The new technique developed by researchers at University College London (UCL) in the UK is giving historians a new insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt.

Jan 01, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

Scientists unearth remains of oldest creature ever found in the Antarctic

The 150 million-year-old giant prehistoric sea reptile is believed to be the first of its species located in Antarctica and the oldest creature ever found on the continent.

Dec 25, 2017, 15:12 PM IST

Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

The research also shows that humans may be having an even greater impact on levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores suggests.

Dec 21, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

Evidence of 60 million-year-old meteorite impact found at Scotland's Isle of Skye

At 60 million-years-old, this would be the oldest impact ever recorded in the UK.

Dec 19, 2017, 09:08 AM IST

Partially preserved dinosaur-like corpse discovered in Uttarakhand, India

The creature has now been sent for analysis, including carbon dating, which will reveal its exact age.

Dec 18, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Isaac Newton, the artist? Graffiti sketched by scientist as a young boy discovered

The sketch is thought to have been inspired by the building of a mill nearby during Newton's childhood.  

Dec 11, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Christmas surprise? Scientists offer evidence pointing at Santa Claus' existence

Oxford University researchers analysed a micro-sample of a pelvis fragment and found that it dated back to the fourth century.

Dec 06, 2017, 18:01 PM IST