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Egg-laying mammal: Scientists discover that for Australia the long-beaked echidna may not be a thing of the past

Egg-laying mammal: Scientists discover that for Australia the long-beaked echidna may not be a thing of the past

The western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying species of mammal, became extinct in Australia thous...

Ups and downs of biodiversity after mass extinction

Ups and downs of biodiversity after mass extinction

The climate after the largest mass extinction so far 252 million years ago was cool, later very warm and then cool again...

Oldest fossil of giant panda family discovered

Oldest fossil of giant panda family discovered

New fossils found in Spain are thought to be of the oldest recorded ancestor of the giant panda.

The fossils reveal the o...

9.2-million-year-old rhino skull preserved by instant 'cooking to death' in volcanic ash

9.2-million-year-old rhino skull preserved by instant 'cooking to death' in volcanic ash

 Less than 2% of Earth's fossils are preserved in volcanic rock, but researchers have identified a new one: the sku...

Climate modeler identifies trigger for Earth's last big freeze

Climate modeler identifies trigger for Earth's last big freeze

For more than 30 years, climate scientists have debated whether flood waters from melting of the enormous Laurentide Ice...

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How Do Fossils Form?

How Do Fossils Form?

Fossils are the remains or imprints left behind from plants and animals. They can be whole parts of an animal, or just pieces of their remains. They can also include movement remnants of animals, such as footprints or imprints.

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Evolution


Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also wiped out the 'Obamadon'

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also wiped out the 'Obamadon'

The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research -- including the extinction of a newly identified lizard Yale and Harvard...

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Anthropology


When Did the First Human Appear on Earth?

When Did the First Human Appear on Earth?

Even if people were not created, but evolved, shouldn’t there be a First Human? Who was this person? And when did he/she appear?

It sounds like a natural question, right? My parents are human... and my grandparents are also human.....

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Archaeology


The 10 most amazing unexplained artifacts

The 10 most amazing unexplained artifacts

Every once in a while archaeologists (and sometimes regular Joes) make some remarkable discoveries. Stunned, they are often unable to explain what it is they’ve found, how it came into existence, or ascertain its value. This is a ...

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First Bird

First Bird
What was the earliest known bird?

Unexplained artifacts

unexplained artifacts
The 10 most amazing unexplained artifacts

Evolution

Timeline: Human Evolution

Biggest Dinosaurs

The 10 Biggest Dinosaurs

Fossils 

Fossil Formation: How Do Fossils Form?
 

Book review

Dinosaurs Encyclopedia

Book Review

Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages ... WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist specifically for young readers, this guide to the Dinosauria is packed...