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Climate models and geology reveal new insights into the East Asian monsoon

A team of scientists have used climate models and geological records to better understand changes in the East Asian monsoon over long geologic time scales. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Crocs’ climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates

Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic

Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the frigid Arctic during the last ice age. A … Continue reading

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Deep time tracking devices: Fossil barnacles reveal prehistoric whale migrations

Long-distance migrations are common for large whales, but when in their evolutionary past did whales begin to migrate and why? Scientists looked for these answers in fossil whale barnacles. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Ancient mammal remains digested by crocodiles reveal new species

Fossilized bones that appear to have been digested by crocodiles in the Cayman Islands have revealed three new species and subspecies of mammal that roamed the island more than 300 years ago. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Drilling results reveal global climate influence on basin waters in young rifts

New results from the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, a continental rift zone where the first stage of ocean basin formation is taking place, show how the environmental conditions and sediment input into the rift basin changed as the Earth alternated … Continue reading

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Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change

Scientists have succeeded in developing a new indicator (proxy) of ancient CO2 levels, using the organic molecule phytane, a debris product of chlorophyll. This new organic proxy not only provides the most continuous record of CO2 concentrations ever, it also … Continue reading

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Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big

A new, in-depth anatomical description of the best preserved specimens of a car-sized sauropod relative from North America could help paleontologists with unraveling the mystery of why some dinosaurs got so big. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Lilly Pilly fossils reveal snowless Snowy Mountains

Leaf fossils discovered high in Australia’s Snowy Mountains have revealed a past history of warmer rainforest vegetation and a lack of snow, in contrast with the alpine vegetation and winter snow-covered slopes of today. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution

A new study shows that getting smaller was a key factor contributing to the exceptional evolution of mammals over the last 200 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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