The oldest known fossilized skin shows how life adapted to land
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2w ago
The nearly 290 million-year-old cast belonged to a species of amniotes, four-legged vertebrates that today comprises all reptiles, birds and mammals ..read more
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Earth’s largest ape went extinct 100,000 years earlier than once thought
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3w ago
Habitat changes drove the demise of , a new study reports. The find could hold clues for similarly imperiled orangutans ..read more
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The real culprit in a 19th century dinosaur whodunit is finally revealed
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1M ago
Contrary to the stories handed down among paleontologists, creationism wasn’t to blame for the destruction of Central Park’s dinosaurs ..read more
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Dinosaur feathers may have been more birdlike than previously thought
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1M ago
Feather proteins can change during fossilization, raising questions about what dinosaur feathers really can tell us about feather evolution ..read more
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Ancient primates’ unchipped teeth hint that they ate mostly fruit
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1M ago
Of more than 400 teeth collected, just 21 were chipped, suggesting that early primate diets were soft on their choppers ..read more
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New computer analysis hints volcanism killed the dinosaurs, not an asteroid
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3M ago
Scientists take a creative approach to investigating what caused the mass extinction 66 million years ago, but the debate is far from settled ..read more
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This newfound birdlike dinosaur had surprisingly long legs
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4M ago
Early birdlike dinosaurs are mostly short-limbed and thought to have lived in trees, but may have run or waded in swamps ..read more
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Meet the tiny ancient whale named after King Tut
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5M ago
lived about 40 million years ago. It was just 2.5 meters long and weighed less than 200 kilograms ..read more
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Around 13,000 years ago, humans and fire changed LA’s ecosystem forever
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5M ago
Rapid drying combined with human-made fires changed Southern California forever, killing off ancient bison, dire wolves and five other megafauna species there ..read more
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A colossal ancient whale could be the heaviest animal ever known
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6M ago
may have tipped the scales at up to 340 metric tons, but some scientists are skeptical it could have sustained that mass ..read more
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