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Fossils Shed New Light on Human–Gorilla Split

Scientific American - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Fossils of what may be primitive relatives of gorillas suggest that the human and gorilla lineages split up to 10 million years ago, millions of years later than what has been recently suggested, researchers say.
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Human and gorilla ancestors split 10 million years ago in Africa, fossils show

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Fossils that may have belong to ancient gorillas suggest humans split from the great apes 10 million years ago, which is 2 million years later than previously thought, research says.
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South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
"The two other hominin fossils found are still being studied and further excavations are planned to hopefully find more pieces and expand our understanding of who these intriguing bones belonged to and how they lived and died on the Sterkfontein hill ...

X-raying of Fossil Beetles

HeritageDaily - ‎2 hours ago‎
The layman considers fossil beetles just stones. Even experts were able to describe the rough, outer shape of the millimeter-sized fossils only. The rock (brown) preserved the beetle as a fossil. Ephemeral soft tissue and fragile limbs are represented ...
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Fossils May Last Longer in Colder Climates

Archaeology - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
LARAMIE, WYOMING—Statistical analysis shows that more fossils, such as the remains of mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses, and ground sloths, have been lost in the continental United States and South America than in Alaska and areas near the ...
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Ant and Termite Fossils Indicate Advanced Sociality 100 Million Years Ago

Entomology Today - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
However, scientists recently found fossils that indicate that eusociality existed 80 million years earlier. Ants and termites that were recently discovered in 100-million-year-old amber provide direct evidence of advanced social behavior.

Exhibit at Nasr museum digs up dinosaur fossils

Port Huron Times Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
The odds of finding a dinosaur fossil in Michigan are pretty slim. Most of what might have been here was ground up and stripped off the land by mile-thick glaciers that plowed across the state, scooping out the Great Lakes and pushing up ridges and ...

In a museum among fossils, the birth of modern Canadian politics

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Plants and fossils would be shifted to other quarters. The duck-billed Edmontosaurus, recovered near Drumheller, Alta., and on display since 1913, would cease to be the biggest draw.

Fossils turn out to be a rich source of information

Space Daily - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved.
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Spotting a fake fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Tucson News Now - ‎15 hours ago‎
With hundreds of fossil dealers in town for the 62nd Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, there are all kinds of ancient treasures on sale.
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Fossils of two new giant-mouthed fish species discovered

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Washington: Scientists have discovered two new plankton-eating fossil fish species which could swing the jaws open extra wide, like a parachute, and swam the oceans 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet.
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Gastornis: Arctic Fossil Evidence Of Giant Bird Examined For First Time

Headlines & Global News - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The fossil stems from a time period 53 million years ago, also called the Eocene Epoch, when the environment of Ellesmere Island, located above the Arctic Circle, was likely similar to the cypress swamps seen in the current southeast U.S.

Tent Travels: Owls and fossils and Karoo magic

South Coast Herald (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Next door to the owl house is a building that reflects another facet of the fascinating Karoo, the excellent Kitching Fossil Museum. It houses an attractive and informative display that reminds visitors the Karoo and its wealth of fossils have stories ...

5 Best Minerals & Fossils To Buy With Your IRS Tax Refund

Forbes - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
You just got your IRS tax refund and now you're presented with some cash to go out and buy one of a kind minerals and fossils from your local geology shop or online at a fossil and mineral marketplace. Whether you've got a sweet spot for trilobites ...

Students journey through time: Teacher uses robots, fossils to engage Magdalena classes

El Defensor Chieftain - ‎7 hours ago‎
Magdalena Middle School teacher Jim Sauer believes in time travel, whether it's journeying into the past through fossil hunting or looking into the future through robotics and space travel. Sauer, a retired U.S. Army officer with degrees in Engineering ...
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The secret past of Australia's wasteland: Fossils found in caves reveal desolate Nullarbor Plain was once a lush forest

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
It is one of the most desolate landscapes on the planet, an enormous expanse of limestone desert where temperatures of up to 122°F (50°C) scorch the land.
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Prehistoric 'Jurassic Butterfly' Fossils Found in China

Discovery News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
But it's taken recent discoveries of well-preserved fossils from two sites in northeastern China to demonstrate how similar they were to modern butterflies.

Unearthing the treasures of Ariyalur: Documentary on a rich fossil site in Tamil Nadu

The News Minute - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
It is known for its abundant fossil accumulation and is a subject of awe and envy among paleontologists all over the world.
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Fossil of 92 million-year-old fish will come to Denver

The Denver Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
WOODLAND PARK - Surrounded by a collection of fossilized sea creatures with huge, menacing teeth, the prehistoric fish head a little larger than a man's hand doesn't look like much.

Clemson professor/research team use modern technology to peer inside fossils

Clemson Newsstand - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Internal anatomy of the fossil, showing various organs. Light blue tubes are the tracheae, the breathing tubes of the beetle.
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