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Amazing fossils found by ordinary people thrill scientists

CBC.ca - ‎8 hours ago‎
In fact, it was the discovery of a dinosaur trackway by two young boys, Mark Turner and Daniel Helm, in 2001 that led to the discovery of more tracks and fossils in the region and the creation of the centre in the first place, said Rich McCrea, the ...

1.5 billion-year-old fossils reveal organisms of unusual size

Ars Technica - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The Cambrian “explosion” of life around 540 million years ago is one heck of a story, in which a huge variety of animal body plans first appear in the fossil record. But the harder we look, the more interesting and incredible the Cambrian prequels ...

Alien Life? Radiation May Erase Mars Fossils

Space.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
But life on other worlds would not be so lucky; modern Mars has a thin atmosphere, for example, and Europa has virtually no atmosphere at all.

Ancient Fossils Unearthed On Trek To Antarctica

Forbes - ‎May 18, 2016‎
What do icebreakers, helicopters, and bright red down parkas with fur-lined hoods all have in common? If you are a fossil hunter in Antarctica like Abagael West, these are all necessary supplies for her job.

Veterans Fossils contest draws in first cricket matches of 21st year

Worcester News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
VETERAN cricket team Fossils started their 21st year by drawing both of the first two games. They played Warwick 70s at the Corley ground, near Coventry, and decided to bat after winning the toss.
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New Fossil Changes Ideas About Marine Reptile Evolution

UC Davis - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Fossil of marine reptile This newly discovered fossil shows an animal, Sclerocormus parviceps, that appeared in the oceans almost 250 million years ago after a catastrophe that wiped out almost all marine life.

The fabulous fossils of Messel - a colourful world of birds and beetles

The Guardian - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The fossil record is crap. The chances of an organism becoming fossilised are small, and the chance of us finding said fossil are even smaller. More often than not, the fossils that we do find consist of mere fragments of an organism, rather than ...
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T-rex hot stuff among youthful voters

Regina Leader-Post - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Scotty, the 65-million-year-old t-rex was so hot that a fire alarm went off at his “reveal” Thursday as the official provincial fossil. He was competing with six other fossils found across Saskatchewan for the title - including Kyle the woolly mammoth ...

Giant prehistoric bird fossils found in Antarctica

Phys.Org - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Paleontologists at a natural history museum in Argentina said they had identified the pelagornithid, or bony-toothed bird, nearly three years after its fossilized bones were first found at an Argentine research base on the Antarctic island of Marambio.

Ancient fossils moving to new museum in Turkey's Çankırı

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
“Excavations that started in 1997 at the Çankırı Vertebrate Fossil Region have been continuing since 2001. So far the fossils of more than 20 species - including elephants, rhinos, horses, pigs, giraffes, goats, deer, sheep, tigers, gibbons, antelopes ...

Watch Divers Find Sloth Fossils in Underwater Cave

National Geographic - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Geographer and National Geographic grantee Matthew Peros and his team found fossils of three extinct sloth species in an underwater cave near Varadero.
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Rare fossils reveal new 'bone-crushing' dog

Futurity: Research News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Fossils have revealed a new species of dog that would have roamed the coast of eastern North America approximately 12 million years ago, when massive sharks like megalodon swam in the oceans.

Oligocene fossils explain anthropoid distribution

The Hindu - ‎May 15, 2016‎
The ensuing dominance of the subset of primates known as anthropoids in African regions must have led to the evolution of humans there, according to a paper in Science.
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US fossils reveal two new species of horned dinos

Times of India - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Fossils of dinosaur skulls unearthed in the midwestern United States have revealed two new species of unusual horned dinosaurs, researchers said Wednesday.

Baby Dinosaur Fossils Reveal Megagrowth

The Nation - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Think your kids grow fast? Scientists say one dinosaur baby went from tiny to a true titan in the blink of a prehistoric eye. At birth, titanosaur babies weighed about as much as average human babies, 6 to 8 pounds.
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Extreme Fossil Hunters Dig the Dirt in Antarctica

Discover Magazine (blog) - ‎May 11, 2016‎
A recent expedition to Antarctica has returned with a cache of fossils and data gathered over the course of almost two months of work on the frozen continent.

Shrimp fossils found in north-west Queensland give clues to ancient inland sea

ABC Local - ‎May 17, 2016‎
'Exceptionally rare' 100-million-year old shrimp fossils discovered at an outback crayfish farm will help reveal the stories of Australia's ancient inland sea, experts say.

Fossil hunters are at risk of destroying Norfolk coastline by 'hacking' into cliffs, experts warn

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Visitors using spades are damaging the cliffs near West Runton, Norfolk, as they try to find mammoth remains and other fossils hidden in the sediment. Dr David Waterhouse, the senior curator of natural history at Norfolk Museums Service, has now urged ...

Tibetan Fossils Reveal The Origins Of Ice Age Mountain Sheep

Asian Scientist Magazine - ‎May 19, 2016‎
AsianScientist (May 19, 2016) - The modern wild sheep, Ovis, is widespread in mountain ranges around the world. In Eurasia, ancient sheep fossils have been found at a few Pleistocene sites in North China, eastern Siberia, and western Europe, but are so ...
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