Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2019-03-28

If you ponder mammoths, certain species of which died out a mere 3,000 or so years ago, their existence is but a breath away from our own. Echoes of their lives can be seen in today’s elephants, which lumber across our world in ways that might not be so different...

Wed, 2019-03-27

They're calling it the "Jurassic Mile," where dinosaurs once chased prey through muck and some of the biggest creatures of 150 million years ago lumbered over a tropical flood plain.

Wed, 2019-03-27

Animal life exploded in diversity and form during the Cambrian Period about 500 million years ago. An international team of...

Fri, 2019-03-22

The fossils from the Cambrian Period include dozens of new species and provide a window into life more than 500 million...

Fri, 2019-03-22

A crushed, pancake-like fossil unearthed in northwestern China contains both a bird and its unlaid egg.

Thu, 2019-03-21

The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, also known as Clovis comet hypothesis, posits that the hemisphere-wide debris field of a large, disintegrating asteroid (or comet...

Tue, 2019-03-19

Ohio University researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of...

Fri, 2019-03-15

In 2010, the 28,140-year-old partial carcass of a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), nicknamed ‘Yuka,’ was found in Siberian permafrost.

Thu, 2019-03-14

A team of Japanese and Russian scientists has resurrected the cells of a female baby woolly mammoth named Yuka in a major step towards possibly one day bringing the animal...

Fri, 2019-03-08

Using computer simulations and 3-D models, palaeontologists from the University of Bristol have uncovered more detail on how Mesozoic...

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