Hundreds of fossils of mysterious primordial predator, with head resembling 'Star Wars' spaceship, unearthed

The creature's large head was covered by a shield-like carapace whose shape reminded the scientists of the Millennium Falcon spaceship of 'Star Wars' fame. 

Jul 31, 2019, 09:41 AM IST

'Amazing dragon' fossils rewrite the history of long-necked dinosaurs

Scientists excavated bones from at least eight to 10 Lingwulong individuals, the largest of which was about 57 feet (17.5 meters) long.

Jul 25, 2018, 13:27 PM IST

Fossil study identifies 200 million-year-old insect colour

An international team led by Chinese scientists has revealed the wing colour of a 200 million-year-old insect via fossil scales.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

Fossil finger bone could challenge modern migration theory

The first fossil of an ancient human found in the Arabian Peninsula could challenge a widely accepted theory of how modern humans migrated out of Africa, a study has shown.

Apr 10, 2018, 15:28 PM IST

Extinct monitor lizard had four eyes: Study

An extinct species of monitor lizard had four eyes, a first among known jawed vertebrates, a fossil study has found.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:48 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

World's oldest eye discovered? 530-million-year-old fossil gives clue

The remains include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals, including crabs, bees and dragonflies, researchers said.

Dec 08, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

China: 45-million-year-old primate fossil discovered

The newly described fossils were recovered from a commercial quarry near the village of Shanghuang in the southern Jiangsu province of China, about 100 miles west of Shanghai.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

India is home to first Jurassic-era fish lizard fossil

Fossil records of ichthyosaurs, which means 'fish lizards' in Greek, have been found in North American and Europe previously.

Oct 26, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Largest of its kind 'giant dinosaur fossil wall' unearthed in China's Chongqing city

The site is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Jul 22, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

 A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.

Jul 20, 2017, 23:01 PM IST

Prehistoric shark remains found near Peru lake

The fossil was unearthed at the paleontological site of Imarrucos, northwest of Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, said the ministry.

Jul 10, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine

Selam, which means "peace" in the Ethiopian Amharic language, was an early human relative from the species Australopithecus afarensis -- the same species as the famous Lucy skeleton. 

May 24, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

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.

Mar 08, 2017, 23:30 PM IST

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.

Jan 08, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

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.

Dec 23, 2016, 22:43 PM IST

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.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:31 PM IST

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.

Oct 03, 2016, 12:11 PM IST

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.

Sep 23, 2016, 03:03 AM IST