Paleontology

Organic Molecule Remnants Found In Nuclei Of Ancient Dinosaur Cells

A team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature (STM) has isolated exquisitely preserved cartilage cells in a...
Related topics: Dinosaurs, Museum, Cartilage

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Bizarre Armoured Spikes Belong To Oldest Ankylosaur Ever Discovered

An unusual fossil showing a series of spikes fused to a rib has been revealed to be the remains of the oldest ankylosaur ever found and the first from the African continent.
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Fossil Footprints Prove Humans Populated The Americas Thousands Of Years Earlier Than We Thought

Our species began migrating out of Africa around 100,000 years ago. Aside from Antarctica, the Americas were the last continents humans reached, with the early pioneers crossing the now-submerged Bering land bridge that once connected eastern...
Related topics: Fossils, Antarctica (science), Siberia

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Green Energy Initiatives In Dem Infrastructure Bill Infinitely Cheaper Than A Gradualist Phase-out...

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The green energy proposals in the $3.5 trillion Democratic Party infrastructure bill now being heatedly debated have been attacked from the Right and even the center as “costly.” That is wrong, wrong,...
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Simulations Show Bipedal Dinosaurs Swung Their Tails As They Ran To Help With Balance

An international team of researchers has found it likely that bipedal dinosaurs swung their tails as they walked and ran to maintain their balance. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes computer simulations...
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Some Dinosaurs May Have Wagged Their Tails To Help Them Run

This may be for the same reason humans swing their arms when walking and running. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Montana Discovery Highlights Life At The End Of The Dinosaur Era

Paleontologists from the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture spent the summer working in Montana. They dug up the fossilized remains of four dinosaurs. All of the dinosaur fossils will be taken to the Burke...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Dinosaurs, Museum, Fossils

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Avoiding An Energy Cold Crunch With More Efficient Cooling

As temperatures soar, air conditioners switch on. Cooling takes lots of energy—which strains power grids and drives up emissions in countries still dependent on fossil fuels.
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Dinosaurs Lived--and Made Little Dinos--in The Arctic

New research shows that the prehistoric giants were even cooler than we thought -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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It’s Climate Week Again, But The Calendar Is Running Out

A slow transition away from carbon will be costlier than a fast one, but each year that we keep spewing carbon is a year in which fossil-fuel companies’ current business models stay intact.
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Fossil: New Species Of Otter Discovered In Germany

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of otter from 11.4-million-year-old strata at the Hammerschmiede fossil site.
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Fossil Bird With Fancy Tail Feathers Longer Than Its Body

Peacock tails are just one example of how evolution walks a line between favoring traits that make it easier to survive, and traits that make it easier to find a mate. In a new study, scientists have found evidence of this age-old conundrum in the...
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Scientists Discover Oldest Evidence Of Maternal Love In 99-million-year-old Fossil Of Spider

According to a study describing the unique discovery of an example of spiders' maternal instincts, made by a group of scientists, the ancient evidence will enhance researchers' understanding of how arachnids developed parental reflexes.
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Modern Snakes Evolved From A Few Survivors Of Dino-killing Asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other living things at the end of the Cretaceous. The authors say that this devastating...
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In A First, New York Passes Law Banning New Fossil Fuel Vehicle Sales After 2034

Enlarge / Widespread EV charging stations will be critical for New York to feasibly phase-out new fossil fuel vehicles by its 2035 deadline. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) New York will ban the sale of fossil fuel vehicles starting in 2035...
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Paleontologists Find Huge 500-million-year-old Fossil Species In Canadian Rockies

Creature would have dwarfed the tiny species that occupied the seas of the Cambrian period. The post Paleontologists Find Huge 500-million-year-old Fossil Species in Canadian Rockies first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
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“flying Dragon” Pterosaur Fossil Discovered In The Atacama Desert

Scientists conducting research in the Chilean Atacama Desert have discovered an extremely interesting fossil described as a “Flying Dragon.” The fossilized remains are of a pterosaur from the Jurassic era, and before the fossil was...
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Scientists Discover 500-million-year-old 'worm-like' Fossil Called Palaeoscolecid In North America

Other varieties of this fossil were previously found in much higher abundance in other continents, like Asia. According to the researchers, this discovery underscores the unsolved mysteries of the prehistoric world's environment and ecology.
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Indigenous Resistance Instrumental In Stopping High-profile Fossil Fuel Projects, Says Report

"The longer you fight them, the better chance you have."
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Scientists Debate Promise, Peril Of Tweaking Wild Genomes

In the movie Jurassic Park, reconstructing and tweaking genetic material makes it possible to bring dinosaurs back to life.
Related topics: Debate, Genetics, Dinosaurs

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