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Ancient swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger (9/22/2014)

A swamp-dwelling, plant-munching creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa has been named after Rolling Stones lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, because of its big, sensitive lips and snout. The name of the animal, Jaggermeryx naida, translates to 'Jagger's water nymph.' ...> Full Article


New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge (9/21/2014)

A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape -- including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super henge,' Durrington Walls. ...> Full Article


New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin history (9/20/2014)

New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin historyIn the new issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers describe a new fossil dolphin species from the Miocene -- dating to more than 16 million years ago -- of the Pisco Basin, a desert on the coast of Peru. It belongs to a rare extinct family of marine dolphins, the squalodelphinids, which are related to the endangered Ganges and Indus river dolphins living today. ...> Full Article


Testing the fossil record (9/19/2014)

Testing the fossil recordHow good is the fossil record? And does it paint an accurate picture of the history of life? Those are the long-standing questions that geobiologist Bjarte Hannisdal at the University of Bergen's Centre for Geobiology is trying to answer. ...> Full Article


Paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania (9/18/2014)

Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian, a member of the large-bodied sauropods that thrived during the final period of the dinosaur age, in Tanzania. Although many fossils of titanosaurians have been discovered around the globe, especially in South America, few have been recovered from the continent of Africa. ...> Full Article


Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history (9/17/2014)

Depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts have helped scientists assemble a detailed record of the large mammals that lived in the Nile Valley over the past 6,000 years. A new analysis of this record shows that species extinctions, probably caused by a drying climate and growing human population in the region, have made the ecosystem progressively less stable. ...> Full Article


Enigmatic Viking fortress discovered in Denmark (9/16/2014)

Enigmatic Viking fortress discovered in DenmarkOn fields at Vallø Estate, near Køge, they have discovered traces of a massive Viking fortress built with heavy timbers and earthen embankments. The perfectly circular fortress is similar to the famous so-called 'Trelleborg' fortresses, which were built by King Harald Bluetooth around AD 980. ...> Full Article


It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins (9/15/2014)

It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's originsAnyone who enjoys biting into a sweet, fleshy peach can now give thanks to the people who first began domesticating this fruit: Chinese farmers who lived 7,500 years ago. ...> Full Article


T. rex times 7: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina (9/14/2014)

T. rex times 7: New dinosaur species is discovered in ArgentinaScientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its type. At 85 feet long and weighing about 65 tons in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated. ...> Full Article


Team unveils Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur (9/13/2014)

Team unveils Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaurThe new 65-ton (59,300 kg) dinosaur species Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which body mass can be accurately calculated. Its skeleton is the most complete ever found of its type, with over 70 percent of the bones, excluding the head, represented. Because all previously discovered supermassive dinosaurs are known from relatively fragmentary remains, Dreadnoughtus offers an unprecedented window into the anatomy and biomechanics of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. ...> Full Article


How good is the fossil record? (9/12/2014)

Do all the millions of fossils in museums around the world give a balanced view of the history of life, or is the record too incomplete to be sure? This question was first recognized by Charles Darwin and has worried scientists ever since. ...> Full Article


Ancient mammal relatives were active at night 100 million years before origin of mammals (9/11/2014)

Ancient mammal relatives were active at night 100 million years before origin of mammalsNew study reveals that nocturnality has older origin than previously thought. Synapsids, living about 300 million years ago, were probably active at night. ...> Full Article


Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria (9/10/2014)

Researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E. coli to generate renewable propane. ...> Full Article


Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley (9/9/2014)

Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône ValleyIn Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). Now, for the first time, researchers have found fossil insects in the French equivalent of these outcrops -- discoveries which include a new species representing the oldest known water treader. ...> Full Article


Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear? (9/8/2014)

Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear?Most plant fossils are isolated organs, making it difficult to reconstruct the type of plant life or its ecosystem structure. In their study for GEOLOGY, published online on 28 Aug. 2014, researchers Camilla Crifò and colleagues used leaf vein density, a trait visible on leaf compression fossils, to document the occurrence of stratified forests with a canopy dominated by flowering plants. ...> Full Article

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Ancient swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger

New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin historyNew species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin history

Testing the fossil recordTesting the fossil record

Paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania

Study traces ecological collapse over 6,000 years of Egyptian history

Enigmatic Viking fortress discovered in DenmarkEnigmatic Viking fortress discovered in Denmark

It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's originsIt's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins

T. rex times 7: New dinosaur species is discovered in ArgentinaT. rex times 7: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina

Team unveils Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaurTeam unveils Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur

How good is the fossil record?

Ancient mammal relatives were active at night 100 million years before origin of mammalsAncient mammal relatives were active at night 100 million years before origin of mammals

Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône ValleyExceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley

Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear?Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear?



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