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Thu, 2016-11-24

The evolution of the horse, a mammal of the family Equidae, occurred over a geologic time scale of 50 million years, transforming the small, dog-sized, forest-dwelling Eohippus into the modern horse.

Sun, 2016-11-20

How new species are created is at the core of the theory of evolution. Mammals may be a good example of how sex chromosome change drove major groups apart....

Sun, 2016-11-20

Bony skull ornaments appeared in most rapidly growing species, new research suggests.

The biggest dinosaurs, including famous Tyrannosaurus rex, often sported crests a...

Sun, 2016-11-20

We’ve all seen those colorful, life-like illustrations of dinosaurs—T. rex lunging with open jaws, for example, or a giant Brachiosaurus nibbling at prehistoric foliage. But one has to wonder, how accurate are thes...

Sun, 2016-11-20

Everyone is once again asking, “Can we clone dinosaurs?” The answer is easy: No.

But there’s more to the story than just cloning.

Sat, 2016-11-19

Albertosaurus (meaning “Alberta lizard”) is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaurs that...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Cryolophosaurus is a genus of large theropods known from only a single species Cryolophosaurus ellioti, known from the early Jurassic period of Antarctica. It was about 6.5 metres (21.3...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Paleontology is the study of the history of life. Scientists who study paleontology are called paleontologists. Paleontologists use fossils to try to figure out three main things about fossils: Identity and origin of the fossil, the fossil’s envir...

Sat, 2016-11-19

People have been very interested in fossil bones for a very long time. The ancient Chinese thought fossil bones were the bones of magical dragons. The fossil bones were ground up and used as medicine. There are many stories that have come from peo...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Fossils are the preserved remains of plants or animals. For such remains to be considered fossils, scientists have decided they have to be over 10,000 years old. There are two main types of fossils, body fossils and trace fossils. Body fossils are...

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