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Mutated ferns shed light on ancient mass extinction

At the end of the Triassic around 201 million years ago, three out of four species on Earth disappeared. Up until now, scientists believed the cause of the catastrophe to be the onset of large-scale volcanism resulting in abrupt climate … Continue reading

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New light shed on demise of two extinct New Zealand songbirds

They may not have been seen for the past 50 and 110 years, but an international study into their extinction has provided answers to how the world lost New Zealand’s South Island kokako and huia. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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No teeth cleaning needed: Crocodiles shed old teeth, grow new ones

Having one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom, crocodiles must be able to bite hard to eat their food such as turtles, wildebeest and other large prey. Now, researchers have found that crocodiles — and even their … Continue reading

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New findings shed light on origin of upright walking in human ancestors

The oldest distinguishing feature between humans and our ape cousins is our ability to walk on two legs – a trait known as bipedalism. Among mammals, only humans and our ancestors perform this atypical balancing act. New research provides evidence … Continue reading

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New light shed on what drove last, long-term global climate shift

The quest to discover what drove the last, long-term global climate shift on Earth, which took place around a million years ago, has taken a new, revealing twist. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Fanged kangaroo analysis might make clear extinction

Fanged kangaroos — an extinct household of small fanged Australian kangaroos — may need survived at the least 5 million years longer than beforehand thought. A brand new research has discovered the species may need competed for assets with ancestors … Continue reading

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Half-a-billion-yr-previous fossils shed mild animal evolution on Earth

Scientists have found traces of life greater than half-a-billion years previous that would change the best way we take into consideration how all animals advanced on Earth. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New mild shed on ‘world’s oldest animal fossils’

Historic fossils, considered a number of the world’s earliest examples of animal stays, might the truth is belong to different teams akin to algae, scientists recommend. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New light shed on how vertebrates see: Details in eyes of 300-million-year-old lamprey and hagfish fossils

New research has overturned a long-standing theory on how vertebrates evolved their eyes by identifying remarkable details of the retina in the eyes of 300 million year-old lamprey and hagfish fossils. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Cave discoveries shed new light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas

A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep … Continue reading

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