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The Thing: Second-largest fossil egg ever found, from Antartica has scientists bewildered
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The Thing: Second-largest fossil egg ever found, from Antartica has scientists bewildered

While birds, crocodilians and many dinosaurs laid hard-shelled eggs, the Antarctic egg had a soft, parchment-like shell.

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit Earth at 60 degrees, maximising the amount of climate-changing gases that entered the atmosphere
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Asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit Earth at 60 degrees, maximising the amount of climate-changing gases that entered the atmosphere

It released sulphur in the air and started a “nuclear winter” that not only wiped out dinosaurs but caused 75 percent of life on Earth to go extinct.

Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago
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Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago

This mass extinction is termed as the Adamanian-Revueltian turnover, which saw a “decline in diversity among crocodylian-line archosaurs and the extinction of several taxa”.

Fossil footprints in South Africa show dinosaurs lived in land of fire, 183 million years ago
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Fossil footprints in South Africa show dinosaurs lived in land of fire, 183 million years ago

During this period, there were mass extinctions, especially in oceans, caused by gases from the lava that flowed onto land.

Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires
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Australia wildfires: Mass extinction events that reshaped the Earth, were caused by bushfires

Around 66 million years ago, a mass die-off called Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, put an end to the reign of dinosaurs.

Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth
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Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth

Mammals had lived in the large shadow of the dinosaurs, never getting bigger than a small dog until the mass extinction.

T-Rexs had mini air conditioners in their head, to help cool down their bodies
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T-Rexs had mini air conditioners in their head, to help cool down their bodies

Researchers based their theory by using thermal imaging to examine alligators in a Florida zoo.

New species of a duck-billed dinosaur skeleton found in Japan dates to 72 million year old
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New species of a duck-billed dinosaur skeleton found in Japan dates to 72 million year old

The duck-billed dinosaur, that weighed almost as much as an Asian elephant, is believed to be a nine-year-old adult dinosaur.

Researchers have found a 99-million-year old bird fossil showing it having an extra-long toe
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Researchers have found a 99-million-year old bird fossil showing it having an extra-long toe

The fossilized bird was found in a lump of amber and lived 99 million years ago in mangroves.

Fossils of dinosaurs that lived in a dessert have been unearth in Brazil
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Fossils of dinosaurs that lived in a dessert have been unearth in Brazil

The Vespersaurus lived 90 million years ago and is in the same family as the Velociraptor.

Most bird-like dinosaur ever flapped its wings like a raven, lived in the Jurassic
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Most bird-like dinosaur ever flapped its wings like a raven, lived in the Jurassic

The discovery is likely to fuel the debate over how birds & dinosaurs developed the ability to flap their wings.

Meet Tyrannosauroid: The three-foot-tall cousin of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex
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Meet Tyrannosauroid: The three-foot-tall cousin of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex

The discovery gives researchers a peek into tyrannosaurs evolution before they took over the planet.

Earth's collapsing systems led to dinosaurs dying out – we're headed the same way
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Earth's collapsing systems led to dinosaurs dying out – we're headed the same way

Humans are prove to be ultimate generalists owing more to technology than evolution.

Did dinosaurs die off because of asteroids or volcanoes? It's complicated
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Did dinosaurs die off because of asteroids or volcanoes? It's complicated

As kids, we were taught that asteroids killed dinosaurs, but there's more to the story, says study.

Fossils show massive T-Rex, small ancient carpet shark as neighbors eons ago
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Fossils show massive T-Rex, small ancient carpet shark as neighbors eons ago

We found microscopic shark teeth right beside bones of the largest predators of all time: Researcher.

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-mn-year-old creature that lived before dinosaurs
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Robot recreates the walk of a 290-mn-year-old creature that lived before dinosaurs

An old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints were used to create a moving robot model.

Five reasons why 2018 was a big, big year for fossils, evolution and palaeontology
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Five reasons why 2018 was a big, big year for fossils, evolution and palaeontology

Among them are major fossil finds, a reptile ancestor & a controversy that could rewrite man's history.

Flying reptiles that lived in the dinosaur era were covered in feathers, not fur
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Flying reptiles that lived in the dinosaur era were covered in feathers, not fur

Short, hair-like feathers covered their bodies but lacked the central shaft of avian flight feathers.

Herbivore cousin of dinosaurs discovered in remains surprises evolutionary scientists
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Herbivore cousin of dinosaurs discovered in remains surprises evolutionary scientists

These mammal-like reptiles called dicynodonts did not die out as long ago as previously thought.

New Sauropod species discovered in Argentina that lived 110 mn years ago
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New Sauropod species discovered in Argentina that lived 110 mn years ago

Sauropod species were the biggest creatures ever to walk the planet, reaching up to 33 to 34 meters.