Curiosities

Sun, 2017-12-24

It took more than 10 years of painstaking work, grinding an Australian rock containing fossils smaller than the eye could see, to confirm the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth, scientists said Monday.

Sun, 2017-12-24

An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an unusual prehistoric bear that lived 3.5 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in Canada’s High Arctic....

Sun, 2017-12-24

There have been suggestions that the corpse could be a distorted animal foetus from within the goat family, however, the mystery is still unsolved.

Tue, 2017-12-19

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

Tue, 2017-12-19

Plesiosaurs were especially effective swimmers. These long extinct “paddle saurians” propelled themselves through the oceans by employing “underwater flight”—similar to sea turtles and penguins...

Mon, 2017-12-18

AN extinct marsupial “tiger” is to be brought back into existence by an Australian scientists who successfully mapped its genetic sequence.

Sun, 2017-12-17

Over 100 million years ago, beach-bound dinosaurs left their permanent marks on San Antonio’s landscape. 

Sun, 2017-12-17

Paleontologists have found entombed in amber a 99-million-year-old tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur, providing the first direct evidence that the tiny pests drank dinosaur blood.

Sun, 2017-12-17

For decades, paleontologists have puzzled over the microscopic fossils of Pseudooides, which are smaller than sand grains.

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