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Posts tagged paleontology

October 9, 2013

 

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The Ultimate Animal Survivor: Crocodiles

Unlike their contemporaries the dinosaurs, crocodiles managed to survive whatever killed off their Jurassic cousins. So what accounts for their longevity?

July 18, 2013

 

dinosaur skeleton

Scientists Are Learning So Much About Dinosaur Nests

The oldest dinosaur nests have unearthed some surprising secrets...

July 17, 2013

 

Archaeopteryx fossil

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

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.

June 20, 2012

 

neanderthal heads in a museum

What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

June 19, 2012

 

neanderthal wood sculpture

Neanderthals Were Sophisticated… Who Knew?

According to new research, Neanderthals likely took to the seas long before modern humans.

May 28, 2012

 

la brea tar pits tar bubble

Toxic Tar Balls And The Chumash People

Did toxic tar balls cause the health problems associated with the Chumash people?

March 16, 2012

 

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Does Life Evolve The Same Way, Twice?

Suppose you had the ability to wind back the clock to just before life appeared on earth and let it all happen again. Would life evolve in the same way twice?

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