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430 million-year-old fossil named in honor of Sir David Attenborough

Life thrived on young Earth: scientists discover 3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil

Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs

The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

Newly discovered dinosaur reveals how T. rex became king of the Cretaceous

Paleontologists discover evidence of new types of dinosaurs in Idaho including Tyrannosaur ancestors

Dinosaur relatives and first dinosaurs more closely connected than previously thought

A new study by a team of scientists from Argentina, Brazil, California and the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah has determined that the time elapsed between the emergence of early dinosaur relatives and the origin of the first dinosaurs is much shorter than previously believed. The discovery not only places … Continue reading

Difference between facial growth of Neanderthals and modern humans

An international research team, led by Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at New York University’s College of Dentistry (NYUCD), has just published a study describing for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate Neanderthal facial skeletons from those of modern humans. Lacruz’s research team showed … Continue reading

New species of duckbilled dinosaur neatly fills an evolutionary gap

A previously undiscovered dinosaur species, first uncovered and documented by an adjunct professor at Montana State University, showcases an evolutionary transition from an earlier duckbilled species to that group’s descendants, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. The paper was written by that professor, Elizabeth Freedman Fowler, and her mentor, MSU paleontologist … Continue reading

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