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Whales weren't always the giants of the sea that we know today – their ancestors plodded around on land before taking to a more aquatic lifestyle. Now a team of palaeontologists has uncovered the fossil bones of a strange new "missing link" whale species, which had four legs and was amphibious... Continue Reading Amphibious, four-legged whale fossil might be a missing link Category: Scien
In the world of palaeontology, new discoveries usually proclaim things are older than we previously thought – after all, once an age record has been broken, it only becomes newsworthy again when something even older turns up. But new research out of the Max Planck Institute has found that animals probably arose later than is currently believed... Continue Reading Fossil fats suggest animal
When we think of the Ice Age we usually think of the Pleistocene era, which ended roughly 12,000 years ago. But that was a balmy summer compared to what happened about 700 million years ago, when basically the entire planet iced over in a period often called "Snowball Earth." Now researchers have found fossil fats that help fill in the story of how life bounced back after this global catac
It can be hard to picture a living, breathing creature based on just some dusty bones and old footprints, but paleontology is based on doing exactly that. Now that task might require a little less imagination, as researchers at EPFL and the Humboldt University of Berlin have built a robot to figure out just how a 300-million-year-old ancestor of ours might have moved around... Continue Rea
Watch brand Fossil has announced its latest addition to its wearables line-up, the Fossil Sport Smartwatch. Based on the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and the newly redesigned […] The post Fossil launches £249 smartwatch on Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform appeared first on ShinyShiny.
Sharks are in the ocean, piranhas are in freshwater, and that's the way it's always been … right? Well, it turns out that 150 million years ago, the sea was also home to a very piranha-like fish known as Piranhamesodon pinnatomus. The recently-classified creature is officially the earliest known flesh-eating ray-finned fish... Continue Reading Newly-classified fossil fish was like a
Lizards and snakes belong to a family of animals called squamates, and today there are almost 10,000 different species slithering around the world's deserts, backyards, forests and mountains. But who is the mother of them all? Scientists have now pinned the origins of this family on a 240-million-year-old fossil that fills in some of the long-time blanks in their early evolutionary history
If you feel like you've had some drawn-out breakups, they probably have nothing on the supercontinent of Pangaea, which took tens of millions of years to split up. But now, a unique fossil skull might readjust the timeline, with a strange creature turning up on a different continent to its previously-discovered relatives... Continue Reading Reptilian-mammal fossil changes the timeline of s
American firm Lake Flato used tough materials like weathering steel to create an off-grid educational facility for Big Bend National Park, known for its dinosaur skeletons. Read more


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