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Mar

Fossil immortalizes ancient insect’s leaf mimicryA newly discovered species related to modern insects is the oldest example of a plant-mimicking stick bug.

Fossil immortalizes ancient insect’s leaf mimicry
A newly discovered species related to modern insects is the oldest example of a plant-mimicking stick bug.

14

Nov

Earliest big cat once prowled Tibet, fossil showsThere are likely older big cats waiting to be discovered, but scientists are intrigued by how little cats have evolved over millions of years.

Earliest big cat once prowled Tibet, fossil shows
There are likely older big cats waiting to be discovered, but scientists are intrigued by how little cats have evolved over millions of years.

26

Nov

Fossil reveals rhino ‘cooked to death’ 9 million years agoAn analysis of the volcanic rock-preserved skull suggests the animal’s grisly death was near instantaneous during a Vesuvius-like eruption.

Fossil reveals rhino ‘cooked to death’ 9 million years ago
An analysis of the volcanic rock-preserved skull suggests the animal’s grisly death was near instantaneous during a Vesuvius-like eruption.

24

Sep

Search for diamonds turns up rare tree fossil in Canada’s far northThe tree remains have given scientists insight to the climate of western Canada 50 million years ago.

Search for diamonds turns up rare tree fossil in Canada’s far north
The tree remains have given scientists insight to the climate of western Canada 50 million years ago.

12

Jul

Round turtle fossil the size of a truck tire found in ColombiaThe wide shell would’ve absorbed more sun to help keep the giant cold-blooded turtle warm.

Round turtle fossil the size of a truck tire found in Colombia
The wide shell would’ve absorbed more sun to help keep the giant cold-blooded turtle warm.

15

May

Rare tyrannosaurus skeleton to be auctionedThe Tyrannosaurus bataar was uncovered in the Gobi Desert roughly eight years ago and has an estimated value of $950,000

Rare tyrannosaurus skeleton to be auctioned
The Tyrannosaurus bataar was uncovered in the Gobi Desert roughly eight years ago and has an estimated value of $950,000

16

Sep

electricorchid:

Actual dinosaur feathers preserved in amber from 85 to 70 million years ago! Read more on this incredible discovery at WiredScience, Nature News or read the official paper published this week in Science by Canadian paleontologist Ryan McKellar and colleagues from the University of Alberta. | +

electricorchid:

Actual dinosaur feathers preserved in amber from 85 to 70 million years ago! Read more on this incredible discovery at WiredScience, Nature News or read the official paper published this week in Science by Canadian paleontologist Ryan McKellar and colleagues from the University of Alberta. | +