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Ancient animal species: Fossils dating back 550 million years among first animal trails

A geoscientist calls the unearthed fossils, including the bodies and trails left by an ancient animal species, the most convincing sign of ancient animal mobility, dating back about 550 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Timetree courting within the absence of a fossil report in Asian Horned Frogs

New analysis has resolved a 195-yr previous confusion relating to relationships between the species of Asian Horned Frogs, an enigmatic group of frogs typically with horn-like projections over their eyes. Using DNA sequences, they found many probably new species on … Continue reading

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Optical approach offers faster, less expensive method for carbon dating

Researchers have demonstrated a new compact spectroscopic instrument that offers a highly sensitive optical method for detecting radiocarbon dioxide concentration, which can be used to carbon date fossils and archaeological artifacts. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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