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‘Stampeding’ Aussie Dinosaurs May Have Been Swimming

January 29, 2013, 12:00 pm

The only known dinosaur stampede has turned out to be evidence of a probable river crossing rather than a mass escape, according to new Australian research using 3D analysis.

Dinosaurs Wiped Out by Volcanoes, Not Asteroid?

January 16, 2013, 3:30 pm

Volcanic activity tens of thousands of years ago in a part of India called the Deccan Traps could have killed off the dinosaurs, recent U.S. research suggests.

Ancient Australian Fossils Nearly 3.5 Billion Years Old

January 9, 2013, 3:00 pm

Some of the rocks in Western Australia’s Pilbara region contain the oldest known traces of life on Earth at 3.49 billion years old.

Ice Age Predators Didn’t Die Out From Starvation

December 28, 2012, 3:30 pm

Right before the saber-toothed cats went extinct 12,000 years ago, they were probably enjoying plenty of prey instead of starving as scientists used to think.

Earliest Dinosaur Found in Africa?

December 7, 2012, 3:30 pm

A reptile the size of a Labrador retriever may be the oldest known dinosaur, dating back 10 to 15 million years earlier than most dinosaurs that were around in the Late Triassic.

Giant Flightless Bird Was Probably Vegetarian

November 27, 2012, 4:00 pm

Tracks from a creature thought to be the extinct giant bird Diatryma suggest it was not a ferocious carnivore, but rather a gentle herbivore.

Photo Tags Provide Edge for Finding Fossils

November 23, 2012, 2:00 pm

Fossil hunters can now use artificial intelligence to look for rich sites with a new method that saves time and helps take luck out of the equation.

How Bear Dogs and Saber-Toothed Tigers Coexisted

November 7, 2012, 6:42 pm

Paleontologists are using extinct predators’ fossilized fangs to understand how they shared their habitat during the late Miocene Period.

Wingless Bugs May Have Hitched Ride on Mayflies

October 18, 2012, 5:37 pm

A small arthropod called a springtail has been discovered on a mayfly preserved in amber 16 million years ago.

Dinosaur DNA Half-Life Prevents Cloning

October 12, 2012, 7:29 pm

A new study has shown Jurassic Park couldn’t happen in real life, because fossilized DNA can’t survive for more than about 6.8 million years.


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