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Posts tagged paleontology

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 24, 2011

 

Stegoceras

Why Did The Stegoceras Dinosaur Have A Domed Head?

At six feet in length, this two legged plant eater was about the size of a large dog with a strange domed head.

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.

August 12, 2011

 

dinosaur sue

Was Dinosaur “Sue” A Boy?

Was the dinosaur "Sue" really supposed to be named "Bob?"

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.

May 19, 2011

 

tall dinosaur against a cloud background

Was There An Extinction Refuge For Animals?

How did some animals manage to survive the extinction?

October 4, 2010

 

t_rex

Uncovering An Even Taller T. Rex (And Others!)

Recent studies on dinosaur joints suggest that they may have been even taller than we thought!

April 6, 2010

 

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Which Whale Came First, Meat-Eating Or Plant-Eating One?

Scientists have always struggled with this riddle...however, new research is giving some clues to the answer.

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