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Six-year-old stumbles on coral fossil from million of years ago in England garden
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Six-year-old stumbles on coral fossil from million of years ago in England garden

The fossil's markings place it as existing during the Paleozoic era, between 500 and 251 million years ago.

Remains of massive plant-eating lizard in Argentina likely the largest, oldest ever found
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Remains of massive plant-eating lizard in Argentina likely the largest, oldest ever found

Titanosaurs, thought to have been among the largest animals to walk the Earth, may have lived longer ago than previously thought.

Unlikely fossil dug up in Bhimbetka ties together evolution of modern life in India, Australia
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Unlikely fossil dug up in Bhimbetka ties together evolution of modern life in India, Australia

The creatures had squishy bodies that have long since decayed away, and they lack bones or shells that would remain fossilised.

Dinosaur migration was partly delayed by climate, herbivores took longer to traverse North: Study
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Dinosaur migration was partly delayed by climate, herbivores took longer to traverse North: Study

All the early dinosaurs appear to originate in modern-day South America, some 230 million years ago, after which they moved North.

'Wonderchicken' fossil shows link between dinosaurs in their day and modern day birds
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'Wonderchicken' fossil shows link between dinosaurs in their day and modern day birds

The bird fossil includes a nearly complete skull hidden inside a nondescriptive rock and dates back more than 66 million years ago.

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, 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”.

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.

Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?
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Were other humans the first victims of the sixth mass extinction?

The spread of modern humans out of Africa has caused a sixth mass extinction, an event that has last more than 40,000-years.

Liquid blood, urine from 42,000-year-old extinct horse extracted by scientists
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Liquid blood, urine from 42,000-year-old extinct horse extracted by scientists

The body of the extinct horse species was found in perfect condition & scientists are hoping to clone it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piranha-like fossil tells a toothy story of fish preying on fish in Jurassic times
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Piranha-like fossil tells a toothy story of fish preying on fish in Jurassic times

The fossil shows the evolution of bony fish back then — a completely new way of life: Researcher.

Egyptians may have practised fish-farming as early as 3,500 years ago: Study
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Egyptians may have practised fish-farming as early as 3,500 years ago: Study

Majority of fish found by researchers in the study came from aquaculture, not local fishing.

'Biggest bird' dispute finally put to nest in a new study after decades of debate
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'Biggest bird' dispute finally put to nest in a new study after decades of debate

The 'elephant bird' belonged to the same family of flightless birds as the kiwi, emu & ostrich today.

Fat molecules reveal earliest-known animal in records from 558 million-year-old
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Fat molecules reveal earliest-known animal in records from 558 million-year-old

The fossil proves that animals abundant millions of years earlier than previously thought: Study.

Fossils suggest hominids may have lived alongside modern humans: New research
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Fossils suggest hominids may have lived alongside modern humans: New research

Primitive hominids may have lived in Africa at the same time as humans, researchers said Tuesday, in new findings that could change the understanding of human evolution.