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Scientists discover world’s oldest comma shrimp

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest “comma” shrimp, a tiny crustacean shaped like its punctuation namesake. The 90-million-year-old creature fills in a major evolutionary gap...

Some predatory dinosaurs replaced teeth as fast as sharks, says new study

A meat-eating dinosaur species (Majungasaurus) that lived in Madagascar some 70 million years ago replaced all its teeth every couple of months or so,...

Legged snake fossils shed light on how snakes got their bite and lost their...

New fossils of an ancient legged snake, called Najash, shed light on the origin of the slithering reptiles. The fossil discoveries published in Science Advances...

New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago

A new study has pushed back the first-known physical evidence of insect flower pollination to 99 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous period. The revelation...

Scientists discover the ‘ghost’ footprints from Pleistocene era

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell researchers...

New fossils show life’s recovery after dinosaur-killing asteroid strike

A newly discovered collection of fossils reveals how life recovered after the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago at...

Paleontologists discover complete theropod dinosaur specimen

The discovery of a nearly complete dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen is providing critical information for the evolution of theropod dinosaurs, according to new research...

Scientists find the best pterosaur fossil yet in Queensland

The discovery of a 96-million-year-old pterosaur in western Queensland has been hailed as Australia’s most complete winged-reptile discovery. The fossilized bones of the new genus...

Scientists discover a real Jurassic Park in Utah

An ancient desert covered in sand dunes as far as the eye could see, where dinosaurs and small mammals once roamed, may have been...

Scientists reveal how Tyrannosaurus ate its prey

A Tyrannosaurus rex could bite hard enough to shatter the bones of its prey. But how it accomplished this feat without breaking its own skull...

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In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

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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...