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Fossil fish gives new insights into evolution after end-Cretaceous mass extinction

An international research team has discovered a new and well-preserved fossil stingray with an exceptional anatomy, which greatly differs from living species. The find provides new insights into the evolution of these animals and sheds light on the recovery of … Continue reading

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Tale of two climate crises gives clues to the present

Figuring out what lies ahead for our species and our planet is one of the most pressing and challenging tasks for climate scientists. While models are very useful, there is nothing quite like Earth’s history to reveal details about how … Continue reading

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Molecular analysis of anchiornis feather gives clues to origin of flight

Researchers have performed molecular analysis on fossil feathers from a small, feathered dinosaur from the Jurassic. Their research could aid scientists in pinpointing when feathers evolved the capacity for flight during the dinosaur-bird transition. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Decade of fossil collecting gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence of dinosaurs

A project spanning countries, years and institutions has attempted to reconstruct what the southern end of the world looked like during the Triassic period, 252 to 199 million years ago. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Arctic gives clues on worst mass extinction of life

A fossil of a typical crinoid, showing (from bottom to top) the stem, calyx, and arms with cirri 96 percent of marine species, and 70 percent of terrestrial life died off in the permian-triassic extinction event, as geologists know it. … Continue reading

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Water trapped inside diamonds gives us a peek at the Earth’s mantle

 Sulfide inclusion-bearing rough diamonds from the Jwaneng Mine, Botswana. This optical photomicrograph of a rough diamond shows the natural diamond growth surface. Below the surface, at the center, is a brass-colored hexagonal shaped grain of iron sulfide surrounded by an … Continue reading

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Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research. read more (e) Science News – Paleontology & Archaeology

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Spongy minerals could explain why Mars gives off methane burps

What’s causing those burps of methane?NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio It could be a blow for those who believe there’s life on the Red Planet. Spongy minerals at the surface, not living organisms, could be releasing Mars’s mysterious … Continue reading

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Copper gives an answer to the rise of oxygen

A new study presents evidence that the rise of atmospheric oxygenation did indeed occur 2.4-2.1 billion years ago. It also shows that biological usage of copper became prominent after the so called ‘Great Oxidation Event.’ Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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