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Nova Scotia home to oldest known pine tree fossils - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Nova Scotia can lay claim to the oldest known pine tree fossils, which date back to the time of the dinosaurs. The fossils, which measure between seven and 20 millimetres and are approximately 140 million years old, were discovered in a gypsum quarry ...

Professors, artist create pieces from fossils

Laramie Boomerang (press release) (subscription) - ‎5 hours ago‎
“We made these beautiful glass pieces that look like fossils - glass fossils,” Williams said. “All these scientists came into my studio over the last six months where they would just play with art.

Everything You Need To Know About Transitional Fossils

Forbes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The whole concept of “transitional fossil,” unfortunately, has a sort of linear connotation. There is a sequence of species, one having evolved into the next and so on, but there's a hole in the sequence that needs to be filled.
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Taiwan finds 4800-year-old fossil of mother cradling baby

Reuters - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
TAIPEI Archaeologists in Taiwan have found a 4,800-year-old human fossil of a mother holding an infant child in her arms, museum officials said on Tuesday.
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Fears for rare dinosaur fossils as fire destroys Delhi museum - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A Delhi museum containing dinosaur fossils and rare stuffed specimens of endangered tigers and leopards was engulfed by fire early on Tuesday morning.

Fossils reveal new species at Petrified Forest National Park - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Fossils reveal new species at Petrified Forest National Park. The petrified forest has announced a discovery of a new species found.
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Ancient fossils reveal when giant penguins ruled the Earth

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A study of penguin fossils has opened up new perspectives regarding the long history of the animal's presence in Australia.
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First North American monkey fossils are found in Panama Canal excavation

Science Daily - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Seven fossil teeth exposed by the Panama Canal expansion project are the first evidence of a monkey on the North American continent before the Isthmus of Panama connected it to South America 3.5 million years ago.

Where Are the Dead Baby Dinosaur Fossils? Hiding in Plain Sight, It Turns Out

Inverse - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
All of the big dinosaurs were small once. From eggs the size of basketballs grew 100-ton behemoths. But how did they go from so wee to so huge?
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PLOS Paleo Community

PLoS Blogs (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Travis Park, who also recently discovered that 26 million year old whales could echolocate, investigated the evolutionary history of penguins in Australia based on some poorly known fossil remains as part of his undergraduate research. The fossils were ...
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Hearts of Stone: A Fabulous Fossil Find

National Geographic - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
A team of researchers led by Lara Maldanis and Murilo Carvalho of the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory found the hearts in previously collected fossils of Rhacolepis buccalis, a now extinct species of bony fish. The two specimens, which are ...
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Ancient Fossils Paint Global-Warming Picture

R & D Magazine - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Researchers analyze the fossil shells of minute planktonic creatures called foraminifera to determine the acidity of the water in which they lived.

Like Fossils? Like Maps? You're Welcome

Discover Magazine (blog) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
That's a shame, because it is a gorgeous, user-friendly collection of documented fossils from around the world, and you can check it out right now on your desktop (or download one of the apps to use it more narrowly on your portable device).
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From tiny, cute and precocious to positively titan: Bone fossils reveal the megagrowth of a baby dinosaur

National Post - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - Think your kids grow fast? Scientists say one dinosaur baby went from tiny to a true titan in the blink of a prehistoric eye.
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Rare Fossils Destroyed by Fire at Delhi National Museum of Natural History

India West - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
NEW DELHI - A massive fire destroyed the National Museum of Natural History here early on April 26, reducing its priceless collection including fossils to ashes, officials said. The shocking devastation forced Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to ...
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Newly discovered fossil expands knowledge of titanosaurs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Discovery of a nearly complete skull and neck fossil of a titanosaur, whose weight would have equaled that of two large elephants, is helping to explain the brains and brawn of the largest animals ever to walk on Earth.
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21-million-year-old fossil teeth show monkeys may have rafted to North America

Fox News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Scientists have discovered the oldest monkey fossils - by more than 17 million years - found in North America. The find suggests that, 21 million years ago, a group of monkeys found a way to cross a 100-mile stretch of ocean from South America into ...
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13-million-year-old 'storyteller' crocodylian fossils show evidence for parallel evolution

Science Daily - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The 13-million-year-old fossils of an extinct crocodylian, named 'the storyteller,' suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, 'telescoped' eyes for river-dwelling, according to a study published April 20 ...

Cutting-edge research in fossils

The Hindu - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
in Geology at Hansraj College at the University of Delhi, I got to know about vertebrate palaeontology, which is the study of vertebrate fossils, and was immediately hooked. The more I researched about the subject, the more I developed a liking for it ...


Yahoo News - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Looking through old bones stored in a museum after a dig in Madagascar, Rogers found enough small bone fossils to reconstruct a soon-after-hatching rapetosaurus (Ruh-PAY-too-SORE-us), a type of titanosaur.