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Dracopristis hoffmanorum: ‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name
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Dracopristis hoffmanorum: ‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

The formal naming announcement followed seven years of excavation, preservation and study.

Evolution of Bangla rock music: How the underground cultural movement changed Bengal's musical landscape
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Evolution of Bangla rock music: How the underground cultural movement changed Bengal's musical landscape

Despite their constantly evolving sound that does not shy away from experimenting, Bangla rock music has been suffering on account of a severe lack of funds, and an audience overtly exposed to film music on television and FM radio.

Neanderthals disappeared earlier than we has first thought, finds new study
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Neanderthals disappeared earlier than we has first thought, finds new study

Instead of carbon dating, these scientists used collagen to find out the real date of the bone fossils to determine the age,

Fossilized leaves, around  150-200 million years old, found in Jharkhand's Dudhkol mountain
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Fossilized leaves, around 150-200 million years old, found in Jharkhand's Dudhkol mountain

The geologists believe that they might even find fossilised dinosaur eggs when they conduct a further excavation.

Human, animal footprints dating back 1,20,000 years found in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert
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Human, animal footprints dating back 1,20,000 years found in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert

The fossils were first recorded for Homo sapiens outside of Africa between roughly 210 and 180 thousand years in southern Greece and the Levant.

New Zealand's monster penguins had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada
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New Zealand's monster penguins had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada

The largest known plotopterids were over two metres long, while some of the giant penguins were up to 1.6 metres tall.

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.

Ancient fossilised microbes may help accurately predict climate on ancient Earth
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Ancient fossilised microbes may help accurately predict climate on ancient Earth

The study could help geologists and climatologists fine-tune records of past temperatures, piece together a more accurate climate record.

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.

Scientists identify new dinosaur species as the largest flying mammal to live
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Scientists identify new dinosaur species as the largest flying mammal to live

Despite their large size and wide distribution, only fragmentary remains have been unearthed.

Fossils of flightless bird three times the size of ostrich was found in Taurida cave
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Fossils of flightless bird three times the size of ostrich was found in Taurida cave

The bird exists around 2 million years ago and weighs as much as an adult polar bear at 405 kg.

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.

Korvaa aiming to be world's first pair of headphones made out of microbes
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Korvaa aiming to be world's first pair of headphones made out of microbes

The headphone is made of yeast, fungus, biosynthetic spider silk, and mycelium-cellulose composite.

Fossil jaw in Tibet prove man lived high up in the mountains earlier than we thought
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Fossil jaw in Tibet prove man lived high up in the mountains earlier than we thought

Denisovan, a now-extinct branch of humanity, lived on the Tibetan plateau 160,000 years ago.

Skull of largest meat-eating mammal to roam Earth found in museum cabinet in Kenya
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Skull of largest meat-eating mammal to roam Earth found in museum cabinet in Kenya

A skull of a carnivore mammal that roamed the Earth after the dinosaurs has been discovered in a drawer in African museums.

Mystery of pristine weapons of China's Terracotta Warriors finally gets a solve
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Mystery of pristine weapons of China's Terracotta Warriors finally gets a solve

Unearthed in 1974, the Terracotta Army is among the 20th century’s greatest archaeological discoveries.

Excavated skeleton of long-necked plant-eater sheds light on dinosaur evolution
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Excavated skeleton of long-necked plant-eater sheds light on dinosaur evolution

Scientists found fossils Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia dinosaur that measured roughly 26 feet long.

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.

Woolly mammoth and rhino remains dug up from under England highway during repairs
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Woolly mammoth and rhino remains dug up from under England highway during repairs

The woolly mammoth and rhino were a common part of the wildlife in UK during the Ice Age: Expert.

Five intact bones at Pompeii volcanic site question previous eruption timeline
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Five intact bones at Pompeii volcanic site question previous eruption timeline

The bones were found with an inscription that dates the eruption to later than previously thought.