Why did dinosaurs have long necks?
By: Leigh Goessl
A new British study examines why certain types of dinosaurs had such long necks, namely, the sauropods. The sauropods were a group of long-necked herbivore dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. "Sauropods were one the most successful groups of land animals of...
Ancient camel remains found in Canadian Arctic
By: Leigh Goessl
A group of scientists recently announced they had found a remarkable set of animal remains. The mummified bones were of a giant ancient camel, which is noteworthy in itself, however, what makes this discovery really unique is that the camel's remains were not found in...
By: Robin Lamb
Scientists may at last have uncovered the truth behind a mystery that is 65 million years old. According to findings presented at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas, a research team from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire claims that the dinosaurs, and...
By: Michael Totten
Paleontology is the study of prehistoric life, including aspects as diverse as the fossil record, the history of Earth’s climate and the relatedness of DNA. It also has relevance for astrobiology and the possible development of life outside the Earth. Each of these disciplines...
By: D. Vogt
In recent years, scientists have identified two ancient reptiles that swam in Australian waters over 100 million years ago. The new finds, which were named Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes, promise to fill in some important gaps in scientists' knowledge of a group of dinosaur-like marine reptiles...
By: Gabriele Porrometo
Recent discoveries in several archaeological sites of Northern Spain (in the region of Asturias) suggested a disturbing truth: The ancestors of man, the Neanderthals, often became cannibals in some circumstances. These striking findings were mainly recovered in the caves of El Sidròn and Gran...
By: Michael Totten
Scientists have discovered that some cavemen in Spain may have been cannibals. The new research adds to previous anthropological and biological evidence of recurring cannibalism in ancient humans. Introduction to Homo antecessor The extinct human species known as Homo antecessor lived in caves in ancient...
Pterosaur eggs more reptile than bird
By: Michael Totten
Fossil, physiological, and genetic evidence discovered over the past decade has shown that birds are probably the descendants of dinosaurs. As a result, the nature of the relationship between pterosaurs, reptiles, and modern birds has grown extremely controversial, with no scientific consensus in sight. Wading...
By: Jessica Jaster
The Stegosaurus was a dinosaur that lived about 156 to 140 million years ago, in the Jurassic Period; when the climate was warm and moist with high sea levels. During the Jurassic Period, large areas were flooded, and there were forests (both temperate and subtropical)...
By: Michael Prather - 660563
Throughout the history of the Earth, there have been numerous mass extinctions in which large numbers of species have been completely wiped out. Each of these events has coincided with a change in the geologic evolution of the planet. These geologic changes have precipitated changes...

 

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