Fossils

  1. Fossils

    Weird new dino looked more like a duck

    A weird new dinosaur species resembled a duck.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Archaeology

    This hominid may have shared Earth with humans

    Newfound fossils in South Africa point to a far more recent age for Homo naledi than had been accepted. If correct, this hominid might have coexisted with humans — even interacted with our species.

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  10. Fossils

    Scientists are rethinking the dinosaur family tree

    The dinosaur family tree consists of three main branches. Or maybe not. A new study suggests a rewrite is due.

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  11. Fossils

    Fossils offer new candidate for earliest life

    Rock unearthed in Canada appears to hold fossils from seafloor microbes that would have lived around 4 billion years ago, when Earth was very young.

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  12. Archaeology

    Fossils point to Neandertal diets — and medicine use

    Whether Neandertals were largely meat-eaters or vegans depended on their environment, fossils now suggest. Their teeth also indicate they used natural medicines.

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