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Posts tagged fossils

August 10, 2017

 

A fish in a fish tank.

Evolving Fish Vision

Ancient fish that had evolved better eyesight may have hunted like crocodiles.

August 3, 2017

 

A turtle

Turtle Power

Have turtles always been able to retract their heads into their shells?

June 20, 2017

 

Giant penguins

The Giant Penguins of Peru

What was nearly five feet tall, gray and rust colored and ate fish?

June 1, 2017

 

Close-up of grass with frost and drops of dew on it. In the background, out of focus more grass, dark red in the top left corner.

Your Ancestors Ate Grass

It's amazing what ancient teeth can tell us about the past.

April 26, 2017

 

An image of cells. The left side of the image is black, the middle is a dark green and the bottom right corner is the brightest. It's a yellowish green. The cells in that area are the most delineated and look like small circles.

A Community of Cells

What are the benefits of being a multicellular organism?

April 14, 2017

 

A green computer-generated Iguanadon walking around in some water.

First Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered

In 2004, a fossil hunter found what looked like a brown pebble. Years later, scientists proved it was part of a fossilized dinosaur brain.

April 7, 2017

 

An image of an edicaran fossil. The fossil is illuminated in a single beam of light (weirdly reminiscent of a Caravagggio painting). The background is black. The fossil is in the near left of the image and is light brown.

Ecosystem Engineering And Extinction

The first mass extinction happened approximately 540 million years ago.

June 14, 2016

 

beach

Acanthostega

All land vertebrates evolved from fish, and Acanthostega—the fossil of a part-fish, part-amphibious creature—pinpoints how we made the leap from water to earth.

April 19, 2016

 

Capybara

The Largest Rodent

Archaeologists discover the fossil of a monstrous rodent that lived eight million years ago.

October 19, 2015

 

amber stone under microscope

Ancient Feathers in Amber

Archaeologists discover dinosaur feathers preserved in amber, confirming once and for all feathery dino theories.

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