Fossils

  1. Fossils

    These fuzz-covered flying reptiles had catlike whiskers

    New fossils are changing the look of ancient flying reptiles called pterosaurs.

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    A skeleton named ‘Little Foot’ causes big debate

    New studies suggest a fossil hominid called Little Foot belongs to the species Australopithecus prometheus. Other scientists question whether such a species exists.

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    T. rex pulverized bones with an incredible amount of force

    Tyrannosaurus rex’s powerful bite and remarkably strong teeth helped the dinosaur crush bones.

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    Animals

    What ‘The Meg’ doesn’t quite get right about megalodon sharks

    A paleobiologist helps separate shark fact from fiction in the new Jason Statham film The Meg.

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    There’s more than one way to build a giant dinosaur

    Some early long-necked dinosaurs may have built big bodies from a different blueprint than their later giant relatives.

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    This extinct bird boasted dinosaur-like teeth

    Fossil skulls from an ancient bird shows this flyer had a beak — but dino-like chompers to chew through its prey.

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    Hefty dinosaurs had a trick for sitting on eggs safely

    To keep their eggs warm without squashing them, some heavy dinosaurs laid eggs in a ring and sat in a space at the middle.

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    Ancient jaw suggests humans left Africa earlier than thought

    A fossil jaw found in a cave in Israel is at least 177,000 years old. The scientists who found it think it shows humans left Africa much earlier than thought.

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  9. Life

    Defining a dinosaur is now far harder

    New fossil finds are making it difficult to say for certain what makes dinosaurs unique.

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    Jackpot! Hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs unearthed in China

    A trove of fossilized pterosaur eggs and embryos offer tantalizing clues to the winged reptiles’ early development.

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    Weird new dino looked more like a duck

    A weird new dinosaur species resembled a duck.

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    Tiny T. rex arms were built for combat

    The fearsome T. rex had more than a mouth full of killer teeth. Its relatively tiny arms also could have served in close combat as powerful slashers.

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