Fossils reveal that dinosaurs' flying cousins become twice as efficient at flying over 150 million years.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new environmental record for a prehistoric site in Kenya helped researchers figure out how external conditions influenced which of our ancient ancestors lived there, with what way of life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~11 min
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New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell us about the evolution of modern intelligence
Artefacts suggest a ‘great leap’, a recent evolution of modern intelligence. Fossils and DNA argue that’s an illusion.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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Ancient sea creatures spent years crossing the ocean on rafts – we've worked out how it was possible
New research show how crinoids could live for so long on floating wood without it breaking up.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
How we identified a new ancestor of the likes of _Diplodocus_ from old bones.
July 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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The skull of Oculudentavis, found encased in amber, provides new clues into the transition from dinosaurs to birds and may be smallest of either ever found.
March 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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