- Move Over Woolly, There's A New Ice Age Beast!
When I write in that title, a 'new Ice Age beast', I'm talking about the Coelodonta Tologoijensis. of course! That's Woolly Rhinoceros for us non-palaeontologists. After 460,000 years of being in the great Mammoth's shadow, this gi ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Jun 16 2010 - 6:12am
- Solved: 500-million Year Burgess Shale Soft Tissue Fossil Mystery
Scientists from the universities of Leicester and Cambridge and from the British Geological Survey have published new research in the journal Geology this month shedding new light on a 500-million year old mystery. The 500 million year-old fossils of the B ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2008 - 12:04pm
- Solving A 77 Million-Year Old Dinosaur Mystery
It has all the hallmarks of a Cretaceous melodrama. A dinosaur sits on her nest of a dozen eggs on a sandy river beach. Water levels rise, and the mother is faced with a dilemma: Stay or abandon her unhatched offspring to the flood and scramble to safety? ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2008 - 6:41pm
- Global Cooling Killed Cave Bears 13,000 Years Earlier Than Believed, Says New Study
Enormous cave bears, Ursus spelaeus, that once inhabited a large swathe of Europe, from Spain to the Urals, died out 27,800 years ago, around 13 millennia earlier than was previously believed, scientists have reported. Despite over 200 years of scientifi ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2008 - 12:42am
- Contact Between The Last Neanderthals And Modern Humans Uncovered
It is widely accepted that Upper Paleolithic early modern humans spread westward across Europe about 42,000 years ago, variably displacing and absorbing Neandertal (alt. spelling Neanderthal) populations in the process. However, Middle Paleolithic assembla ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 10 2008 - 10:30am
- Dinosaur that sang the "moo"es
Dinosound revival is no kidding to me. I was at the foothills of tall snow-capped mountains by the sea when this happened. A very loud sound filled the meadows and startled my senses like a dinosaur call! Well, it happened again, the next day about the sa ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Jan 9 2009 - 9:39am
- Dinosaur Hunters Find New Giant Species In The Sahara
Dinosaur hunters on a month-long expedition to the Sahara desert have returned home in time for Christmas with more than they ever dreamed of finding. They have unearthed not one but two possible new species of extinct animals. Their success marks one of ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 16 2008 - 1:32pm
- Dinosaur Dads Were Best Babysitters But They Slept Around
New research in Science suggests that some meat-eating dinosaurs were super dads- three types of dinosaurs were sole care givers for their mate's eggs. They also may have had multiple mates and watched all their eggs at once. The dinosaurs in the st ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2008 - 3:16pm
- Darwin's Dilemma Of 1859 Gets A Solution, Say Paleobiologists
A solution to the puzzle which came to be known as ‘Darwin’s Dilemma’ has been uncovered by scientists at the University of Oxford in a paper published in the Journal of the Geological Society. ‘To the question of why we do not find rich fossiliferous dep ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 10 2009 - 11:17pm
- Oops- Official State Dinosaur Of Texas Needs A New Name
The official State Dinosaur of Texas is up for a new name, based on Southern Methodist University research that proved the titleholder has been misidentified. State Rep. Charles Geren of Fort Worth filed a resolution Jan. 7 to change the name of the state ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2009 - 12:06pm