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Blue Beach fossil finds are bridging gap in evolution timeline

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Nova Scotia is home to a collection of fossils that is helping scientists understand a time period that little had been known about until now.
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Dinosaur Fossils X-Rayed To Study 200 Million-Year-Old Plant-Eating Heterodontosaurus Tucki

International Business Times - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Scientists used high-energy X-rays to non-invasively reconstruct the skeletal structure of a 200 million-year-old dinosaur, using fossils discovered in South Africa. The scientists have identified the fossils as the remains of the plant-eating ...
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Fossil tumour is oldest evidence of human cancer discovered yet

New Scientist - ‎18 hours ago‎
A fossilised foot bone carries the oldest evidence of malignant cancer we've ever seen. Dating back 1.7 million years, the fossil from South Africa shows signs of osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. The fossil metatarsal bone appears to ...

From Hamburg to Kashmir, connections through fossils

Buffalo News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The 54-acre site, ranked the No. 1 fossil park in the United States, attracts scientists and amateur geologists from around the world to find 380 million-year-old fossils like trilobites, brachiopods, corals, crinoids, fish and cephalopods to dig up ...

Museum features fossil collection

Williams Lake Tribune - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Fossil fanatics will be in for a treat when they visit the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin for the next few weeks. Fossils from the Williams Lake area are now on display until mid-August. These rocks give a glimpse into prehistoric Williams Lake and ...

To collect or not to collect: are fossil-hunting laws hurting science?

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
How many of us have picked up a fossil bone on the beach, a pretty rock with the imprint of a mollusc along the side of the road, or even a reptile tooth in a stone quarry?

New Fossils proof Peach's mother soil is China – Yonkers Tech Week

Daily Star Gazette - ‎12 hours ago‎
Approximately 2.5 million years old fossilized peaches have unveiled fossilized peach pits in Southwestern China dating back to around 2.5 million years, a finding that not only sits in line with common belief that China is home to peaches, but also ...
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Newfoundland fossil trove to become UNESCO World Heritage Site

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Richard Thomas, who led efforts to have the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve in southeastern N.L. named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, examines outlines of fossils that have been scientifically dated back 565 million years. Mistaken Point is billed as ...

Creatures buried in Parrsboro cliffs leave hints one of Earth's worst mass extinctions

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A "hugely successful" dig along Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy has unearthed a treasure trove of 200-million-year-old fossils. Tim Fedak, the curator of the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro was on the hunt for small bones of lizard-like creatures from ...

Scientists in Martinsville uncovering new dinosaur fossils

WHSV - ‎19 hours ago‎
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Scientists in Martinsville are hoping they've found a new dinosaur species. Scientists at the Virginia Museum of Natural History found more than 20 new bones during a three-week search in Wyoming.

Vancouver concert alert: Action Bronson, Paper Kites, Beach Fossils, Dandy Warhols

Straight.com (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Vancouver concert announcements have been coming in thick and fast this morning. Here's the latest batch of upcoming on-sales.

How a grey chunk of rock will rewrite our prehistoric past

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
For millennia before that, it languished on a Victorian beach. Erich Fitzgerald with one of the dolphin fossils he removed from the Jan Juc rock.

Somerset success for touring Fossils

Worcester News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Colin Hobbs (40) and Peter Gurr (42) put Fossils on the right path. Thomas (17), Derek Ebbage (14) and Woodward kept the score going but a final over by Ron Billows only gave away three runs.

Evolutionary 'Sweet Spot': Study by Prof. Pruss Helps Explain Unusual Fossils

Smith College Grécourt Gate - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Your study explores unusual fossils from a particular point in earth's early history. Pruss: “There was a moment in time in the Ediacaran Period, around 570 million years ago, when unusual animals and microbial textures appeared abundantly around the ...
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Argentine fossils shed light on vicious group of dinosaurs

Yahoo News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
An artist's rendering of a carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina shows Murusraptor barrosaensis, which lived about 80 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, measured about 21 feet (6.5 meters) long that prowled Patagonia, although ...

Excavation of Fossils: Land acquisition at Masol faces hurdle

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Work for the acquisition of land at Masol village has hit a roadblock as the district administration has failed to provide the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) the complete land records of the village where excavation of fossils is to be carried ...

North Dakota paleontologists have thousands of fossils for research and education

The Dickinson Press - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The North Dakota Geological Survey, the only state-funded paleontology group, works hours upon hours to clean fossils and understand their importance and spends time in the field each summer doing public fossil digs. Recently, they completed digs in ...

Footprints in Stone: Fossils of Coal Age animals attract global visitors

Alabama NewsCenter - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Footprints in Stone: Fossils of Coal Age animals attract global visitors The old Union Chapel Mine site in Walker County has become one of the world's most important trackway fossil sites, with footprints from a large variety of prehistoric animals ...

Fossils, islands and forests added to UNESCO World Heritage List

New Scientist - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The UN scientific organisation UNESCO has added eight new places to its World Heritage List. The sites include sandstone canyons and valleys in Chad, forests sheltering leopards and Asiatic black bears in China, and archaeological ruins and wetlands in ...

Swamp kauri exports are 'fossils', court told

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A Far North conservation group has argued in court that swamp kauri is a fossil and cannot legally be exported. The Northland Environmental Protection Society (NEPS) has taken the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to the High Court, over its ...
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