Shark researchers size up real 'Megalodon' for first time

A study reveals true scale of the prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Jason Statham's The Meg.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~2 min

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Eigg beach runner stumbles on dinosaur bone

The chance find was made on the Isle of Eigg where scientists have been searching for the fossils for 200 years.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2020 ~2 min

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Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~3 min

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Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina

Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 19, 2020 ~2 min

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Three human-like species lived side-by-side in ancient Africa

Two million years ago, Africa was home to three human-like species, new discoveries reveal.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution human-evolution fossils palaeontology

Smallest dinosaur found 'trapped in amber'

Scientists say a fossil from Myanmar represents the tiniest dinosaur ever found.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

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Tyrannosaurus species named 'Reaper of Death' found in Canada

The fossils of the predator, which stood around 8ft (2.4m) tall, were found by a farmer in Alberta.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 11, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dinosaurs fossils canada palaeontology

World's oldest forest uncovered in New York

Fossil trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York.

By Laura Foster • bbcnews
Dec. 19, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: forest fossils palaeontology

Giant prehistoric caiman had extra hip bone to carry its weight

Purussaurus mirandai could grow to 10m in length and was able to move on land, scientists believe.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2019 ~2 min

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Somerset human remains 'as old as Cheddar Man'

The remains, initially thought to be Roman, were mislaid soon after being found in the 1960s.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 27, 2019 ~2 min

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