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Fossil carbon burned by asteroid impact may have killed all dinosaurs

An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have released trillions of pounds of partially burned fossil carbon into Earth’s upper atmosphere as a...

Scientists discover the oldest monkey fossils outside Africa

Scientists find three 6.4 million years old monkey fossils in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China. This indicates monkeys existed in Asia at...

Toothless dinosaur’s lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years...

A new mass extinction has been discovered, wiping out life 233 million years ago,...

Most everybody knows that the dinosaurs perished rapidly in a tumultuous extinction, caused by an asteroid strike about 66 million years ago. But it looks...

Scientist find a new mass extinction

It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. In...

Scientists discover world’s oldest animal sperm in Myanmar amber

Scientists find the world's oldest animal sperm inside a tiny crustacean trapped in amber around 100 million years ago in Myanmar. The research team, led...

Scientists reveal the true size of prehistoric giant shark Megalodon

A new study led by the University of Bristol and Swansea University has revealed the size of the legendary giant shark Megalodon, including fins...

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur on Isle of Wight

A new study suggests four bones recently found on the Isle of Wight belong to new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes...

Scientists discover the first case of bone cancer in dinosaur

A recent study led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant...

New findings to support the classic dinosaur family tree

The classic dinosaur family tree has two subdivisions of early dinosaurs at its base: the Ornithischians, or bird-hipped dinosaurs, and the Saurischians, or lizard-hipped...