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PALEONTOLOGY

A reconstructed skeleton of <i>Futabasaurus suzukii</i> (top) and its fossil's replica are displayed at the Iwaki City Coal and Fossil Museum (Horuru) in Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2024
Fukushima fossil museum marks 40 years of unearthing history
The discovery of the fossil of a new genus of plesiosaur in 1968 led to the birth of the museum, which now hosts its replica and reconstructed skeleton.
A human tooth discovered at Taforalt Cave in Morocco. Isotopic analysis has uncovered unexpected dietary habits among preagricultural communities in the country.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2024
New study offers insight into what people ate before agriculture
Chemical markers in the bones and teeth from the remains of seven individuals were analyzed, along with several isolated teeth, dating back 15,000 years.
A lower jawbone fossil from a tyrannosaurid dinosaur is shown at the Amakusa Municipal Government office in Kumamoto Prefecture on Thursday.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2024
Tyrannosaurid jawbone fossil found for first time in Japan
The finding in Kumamoto Prefecture is expected to advance studies regarding the classification of large theropods during the Late Cretaceous period.
A research team including Hokkaido University scientists has discovered the skeleton of a new dinosaur that was curled up in a position like that of a sleeping modern-day bird.
JAPAN / History
Nov 17, 2023
Team including Hokkaido University scientists unearths new dinosaur
The focal point of the discovery is that evidence of the dinosaur's behavior was preserved, something rarely seen in fossils.
Images of French scientist Jean-Michel Claverie and work by his research team from Information Genomique et Structurale at Aix-Marseille University, France
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 10, 2023
Probing the permafrost that could release 50,000-year-old viruses
Discoveries by virologist Jean-Michel Claverie shine a light on a little-known risk of global warming as it thaws ground frozen for millenniums
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2023
In Nagano, an excavation of Japan's ancient elephant looks to rewrite history
Researchers are looking for clues on how Naumann’s elephant went extinct, with findings having the potential to shift understanding of humankind’s presence in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2023
How a dig for Naumann's elephant is forging Japan's future scientists
The excavations at Lake Nojiri in Nagano Prefecture are unique because, unlike most archeological digs throughout Japan, anyone is allowed to participate.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2023
What sounds did dinosaurs make?
A research team has drawn clues about sounds the extinct creatures could have made from what might be the first known fossilized larynx of a dinosaur.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 17, 2021
'Like Godzilla, but actually real': study shows T. rex numbered 2.5 billion
Researchers unveiled the first calculation of the dinosaur's total population during the estimated 2.4 million years that this fearsome species inhabited western North America.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2020
Fossilized dinosaur egg found in Japan recognized as world's smallest
A team of researchers said Wednesday that a fossilized nonavian dinosaur egg, discovered in western Japan in a stratum dating back 110 million years, has been recognized as the world's smallest by Guinness World Records.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 4, 2020
'Gnarly' tumor shows dinosaurs also got cancer
When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada's Alberta province in 1989, they spotted a badly malformed leg bone they figured was a healed fracture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 23, 2020
World's smallest dinosaur egg fossil discovered in Japan
A team of researchers said Tuesday it has discovered the world's smallest dinosaur egg fossil, measuring about 4.5 cm by 2 cm, in western Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 20, 2020
Fins of prehistoric fish reveal origins of the human hand
Inside the stout fins of a fish that, about 380 million years ago, prowled the shallow waters of an estuary in what is now eastern Canada, scientists have found what they call the evolutionary origins of the human hand.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 12, 2020
Dinosaur prints from mysterious middle Jurassic Period found in Scotland
On a crag of rock called Brother's Point on Scotland's Isle of Skye, scientists have identified two bustling footprint sites that reveal an abundance of dinosaurs that thrived 170 million years ago including an early member of a celebrated group.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 25, 2020
Billion-year-old Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil
Scientists have spotted in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found, tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor roughly a billion years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 14, 2020
DNA study detects mysterious human 'ghost' species
Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 13, 2020
Fossils of 1-ton fighting turtle found in South America
One of the largest turtles that ever lived prowled the lakes and rivers of northern South America from about 13 million years ago to 7 million years ago — and this car-size freshwater beast was built for battle.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2020
Inbreeding plagued the last woolly mammoths
The world's last woolly mammoths, sequestered on an Arctic Ocean island outpost, suffered from serious genetic defects caused by generations of inbreeding that may have hampered traits such as sense of smell and male fertility in the doomed population.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 24, 2020
Earth's oldest crater found in Australia; asteroid may have helped thaw 'snowball Earth'
Scientists have identified Earth's oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery about how our planet emerged from one of its most dire periods.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 18, 2020
Dinosaurs grew feathers differently from birds, fossil of a 'dancing dragon' shows
An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the "dancing dragon" that lived 120 million years ago — an older cousin of the Velociraptor — is showing scientists that feathers grew differently on dinosaurs than on birds.

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