Fossils

  1. Fossils

    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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  2. Fossils

    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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  3. 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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  4. Fossils

    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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  5. Fossils

    Weird new dino looked more like a duck

    A weird new dinosaur species resembled a duck.

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  6. Animals

    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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  7. Fossils

    Camo might have helped this armored dinosaur avoid becoming lunch

    An armored dinosaur the size of a Japanese sedan also wore camouflage, a new analysis of its skin suggests.

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  8. Fossils

    T. rex may not have been able to run — but it was still pretty fast

    T. rex was fearsome, but its leg bones may not have been strong enough to stand the stresses of running.

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  9. Animals

    Scientists Say: Dire wolf

    Dire wolves are an extinct species of wolf that roamed North America from about 300,000 to 12,000 years ago.

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  10. Archaeology

    European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid

    New fossils suggest that the earliest non-ape human ancestors may have evolved in Europe, not Africa.

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  11. Fossils

    Study claims to have found oldest human fossils

    Humans, as a species, may be much older than previously thought. They also may have evolved further North and West of the suspected cradle of human evolution.

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  12. Animals

    How the house mouse found its home

    Once people started settling down 15,000 years ago, a mouse species followed them indoors. The animals didn’t need people to be farming and storing food.

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