- Evolution's Six-Million-Year Walk
A shape comparison of the most complete fossil femur (thigh bone) of one of the earliest known pre-humans, or hominins, with the femora of living apes, modern humans and other fossils, indicates the earliest form of bipedalism occurred at least six million ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2008 - 9:09am
- Did The Monito Del Monte Make Its Way From South America To Australia- And Back- Millions Of Years Ago?
Tiny prehistoric bones found on an Australian farm have been directly linked to a strange and secretive little animal that lives today in the southern rainforests of South America. The mystery? They are separated by an ocean and millions of years. The foss ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2008 - 7:49pm
- Courtship Combat In Pachycephalosaurs
After half a century of debate, a University of Alberta researcher has confirmed that dome-headed dinosaurs called pachycephalosaurs could collide with each other during courtship combat. Eric Snively, an Alberta Ingenuity fellow at the U of A, used comput ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 31 2008 - 11:03am
- China's Fearsome Bird: Gigantoraptor erlianensis
The Paleontologist community in China and around the world are all aflutter over a recent find in the Erlian Basin of Inner Mongolia. Known more for its heavy oil potential and favorite export- pollution, northeastern China is the preferred stomping gr ...
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Feb 24 2009 - 4:16pm
- Unique 240 Million Year-Old Ichthyosaur Fossil Goes On Display
A 240 million year-old Ichthyosauria specimen went on display at Tromsø University Museum in northern Norway. The Botneheia ichthyosaur, presumably a new species, was the largest predator of its day. A team from the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian Pola ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2008 - 9:59pm
- Did Dinosaurs Die Because They Weren't Fat Enough?
Birds, unlike mammals, lack a tissue that is specialized to generate heat. A team of researchers at New York Medical College writes that the same lack of heat-generating tissue may have contributed to the extinction of... dinosaurs. Humans, like all mammal ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2008 - 10:09am
- Dinosaur Tracks... In Yemen
Scientists have reported evidence of a large ornithopod dinosaur, as well as a herd of 11 sauropods, walking along a Mesozoic coastal mudflat in what is now the Republic of Yemen- the first dinosaur tracks on the Arabian Peninsula. The finding also is an e ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2008 - 12:59am
- Baby Got Back: Sexy Mammoths
Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Jun 29 2009 - 3:19pm
- Viking DNA Extracted From 1,000 Year Old Skeleton
Analysis of DNA from the remains of ancient humans provides valuable insights into such important questions as the origin of genetic diseases, migration patterns of our forefathers and tribal and family patterns. Unfortunately, severe problems connected wi ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2008 - 9:04pm
- Even For Pterosaurs, Flying Was Hard Work
New research into gigantic flying reptiles has found that they weren’t all gull-like predators grabbing fish from the water but that some were strongly adapted for life on the ground. Pterosaurs lived during the age of dinosaurs 230 to 65 million years ago ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2008 - 9:12pm