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Scientists discover monster penguin in Waipara, New Zealand

A new species of giant penguin - about 1.6 meters tall - has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. The discovery of...

Dinosaur egg bonanza gives vital clues about prehistoric parenting

Perhaps the most amazing thing about fossils is that they don’t just show us what extinct animals looked like, they can also reveal how...

Scientists discover world’s smallest fossil monkey in Amazon jungle

A team of Peruvian and American scientists has uncovered the 18-million-year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found. A fossilized tooth found in Peru's...

Fossil clams in Florida contain evidence of ancient meteorite

The microtektites in the fossil clams are about 2 to 3 million years old. They are likely the remnants of one or more undocumented...

Here’s how Jurassic mammals went from big gulps to small swallows

Researchers have found the earliest known evidence of a mammal predecessor with sophisticated bones at the back of the neck that allowed for swallowing...

Scientists discover a strange duck-billed dinosaur in Texas

Aquilarhinus palimentus, or 'shovel-chinned eagle nose', is a new species of primitive hadrosaurid that lived 80 million years ago in Texas. The most complete skull...

This bird-like dinosaur is the oldest unearthed in North America

A team of paleontologists from the UK and US have identified a one of a kind 150 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton. The specimen has been classified...

Scientists discover over 80 small horned dinosaurs

With fossils from more than 80 individual dinosaurs, Auroraceratops rugosus, an early horned dinosaur is one of the best represented dinosaur species ever found. Many...
Scientists find new species of lizard in stomach of Microraptor

Scientists find new species of lizard in stomach of Microraptor

Scientists have discovered a new specimen of the volant dromaeosaurid Microraptor zhaoianus with the remains of a nearly complete lizard preserved in its stomach. Their...

‘Dinosaur metal’ may help kill cancer cells

In a recent study, researchers found that a new compound based on iridium can attack the nucleus of cancerous cells when switched on by...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...