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Prehistoric predator? Artificial intelligence says no

Artificial intelligence has revealed that prehistoric footprints thought to be made by a vicious dinosaur predator were in fact from a timid herbivore.

Fossil gives reveals new insights on the early origins of lizards

A fossil discovered in Scotland has given new insights into the origins and early evolution of lizards.

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Prehistoric predator? Artificial intelligence says no

Artificial intelligence has revealed that prehistoric footprints thought to be made by a vicious dinosaur predator were in fact from a timid herbivore.

Fossil gives reveals new insights on the early origins of lizards

A fossil discovered in Scotland has given new insights into the origins and early evolution of lizards.

Ostrich-like dinosaurs from Mississippi are among the world’s largest at over 800kg

Ostrich-like dinosaurs called ornithomimosaurs grew to enormous sizes in ancient eastern North America, according to a study published October 19, 2022 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Chinzorig Tsogtbaatar of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and colleagues.

Ancient ‘sharks’ appeared much earlier than previously thought

The first appearance of shark-like ‘jawed fish’ may have happened some 15 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence.

Impact that killed the dinosaurs triggered “mega-earthquake” that lasted weeks to months

66 million years ago, a 10-kilometer asteroid hit Earth, triggering the extinction of the dinosaurs. New evidence suggests that the Chicxulub impact also triggered an earthquake so massive that it shook the planet for weeks to months after the collision.

Dinosaur “mummies” might not be as unusual as we think

A process of desiccation and deflation explains why dinosaur “mummies” aren’t as exceptional as we might expect, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Stephanie Drumheller of the University of Tennessee–Knoxville and colleagues.

Fossil could be rare complete dinosaur skeleton with fossilised skin

A fossil discovered in Canada could be a rare finding of an entire dinosaur skeleton complete with fossilised skin.

Antarctica – The lost world

Antarctica is situated almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle and covers an area of 14.2 million km2.

The rise of the giant prehistoric bugs

Insects and terrestrial arthropods have inhabited the Earth since before the time of the dinosaurs, growing much larger to their contemporary equivalents during the Carboniferous period, due in part to a surplus of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Baby mammoth found preserved in the Yukon

A preserved baby mammoth has been discovered by gold miners in the Klondike gold fields, located within the traditional tribal territory of the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin in the Yukon, Canada.

Mongolarachne Jurassica – The giant spiders of the Jurassic

The Mongolarachne are an extinct genus of giant spiders that existed during the Jurassic period.

Previously unknown dolphin species discovered in Switzerland

Researchers at the University of Zurich’s Palaeontological Institute have discovered two previously unknown species related to modern sperm whales and oceanic dolphins based on a study of fossilised ear bones.

Beheaded croc reveals ancient family secrets

The partially fossilised remains of a giant extinct crocodilian that could have been ritualistically beheaded explain how modern crocodilian species may have evolved.

Well-preserved fossils could be consequence of past global climate change

Climate change can affect life on Earth. According to new research, it can also affect the dead.

Amber fossil reveals new clues about ancient cockroach ecology

Studying the sensory organs of a 100-million-year-old cockroach offers new insights into how the species may have lived.

Muscular study provides new information about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved

In a new study published today in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers present a reconstruction of the limb muscles of Thecodontosaurus, detailing the anatomy of the most important muscles involved in movement.