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Posts tagged fossils

December 5, 2012

 

Pikaia Gracilens

Pikaia Gracilens Are One Of Our Oldest Ancestors

We're related... to something that looks like an eel!

October 29, 2012

 

Fossil mountain

What Makes The Burgess Shale So Remarkable?

Picture this: it's the Cambrian period. There are all sorts of strange looking creatures swimming and crawling around the ocean floor...

October 26, 2012

 

Giant penguins

What Is An Inkayacu paracasensis?

Giant penguin populations started to decline about twenty five million years ago.

May 30, 2012

 

beers of  colors in glasses on a table

What Does Brewer’s Yeast Have To Do With Evolution?

Researchers experimenting with yeast think evolution from single-celled to multi-celled organisms might have happened in the blink of an eye.

March 12, 2012

 

Fossil shells

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

November 22, 2011

 

Dino

How Do Scientists Figure Out If A Dinosaur Is A New Species?

Scientists are using bone histology to sort things out. They've already concluded that Stygimoloch, was a juvenile Pachycephalosaurus, not a new species.

October 18, 2011

 

x ray of a frog

Using X-Rays To Find The Color Of Fossilized Skin And Feathers

Researchers found that if they bombard fossils with a special type of intense x-ray, they can find the pigment's location.

July 29, 2011

 

bunny rabbit on a scale

Giant Rabbits Once Hopped Around Earth

At over a foot and a half in height and twenty-six pounds, the super rabbit was a big bunny!

June 14, 2011

 

African Elephant playing in the water

New Elephant Species Discovered

Scientists suspected that two populations, African savannah and African forest elephants, were separate species because of their size differences.

November 30, 2009

 

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Prehistoric Runways

What are prehistoric runways and why are they so important?

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