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Vandals smash rare dinosaur print in Australia

/ Dec 20, 2017

Vandals smash rare dinosaur print in Australia

Vandals have taken a hammer to a 115-million-year-old dinosaur footprint at a world-renowned site in Australia, with officials Wednesday slamming the "sad and callous" act. The footprint of the medium-size theropod was found by paleontologists in 2006 at Flat Rocks in Victoria state — one ...

Mammals gave up night life only after dino doom: study

/ Nov 10, 2017

Mammals gave up night life only after dino doom: study

The earliest mammals were night creatures that only emerged from the cover of darkness after the demise of the daytime-dominating dinosaurs, researchers say. This would explain why relatively few mammals follow a daytime-active or "diurnal" lifestyle today, and why most that do still have eyes ...

/ Feb 16, 2017

Fossils show quick rebound of life after ancient mass extinction

Fossils including sharks, sea reptiles and squid-like creatures dug up in Idaho reveal a marine ecosystem thriving relatively soon after Earth's worst mass extinction, contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity. Scientists on Wednesday described the surprising fossil discovery showing ...