Fossils shed light on origins of mammals

/ Oct 18, 2014

Fossils shed light on origins of mammals

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It may not have been the friendliest place for furry little creatures, but three newly identified squirrel-like mammals thrived in the trees of the Jurassic Period, with dinosaurs walking below and flying reptiles soaring above. Scientists recently announced the discovery in China of fossils belonging ...

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

/ Aug 2, 2014

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

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Scientists will soon begin excavation of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on July 24. The two-week dig, set to begin under the direction ...

/ May 30, 2013

Study casts doubt on theory of caring dino dads

Male dinosaurs may not have had a caring side after all. Five years ago, a study of theropod dinosaurs concluded that it was male dinosaurs that incubated the eggs of their offspring. Now a new analysis of the same data is challenging that finding. It is ...