Tag - paleontology

 
 

PALEONTOLOGY

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 12, 2014
Biggest dinosaur predator also the weirdest
The biggest dinosaur predator that ever stalked the Earth was also the weirdest.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Sep 5, 2014
Supermassive Dreadnoughtus among largest dinosaurs ever found
Dreadnoughtus the dinosaur weighed 65 tons, stretched half the length of an Olympic-size swimming pool and feared nothing, according to scientists who discovered the remains of one of the largest creatures to walk the Earth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 4, 2014
Forebears of mammals were nocturnal party animals
A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2014
Fossil colony is found of new type of ancient pterosaurs with head crests like yacht sails
A flying reptile whose head was topped with a big bony crest that was shaped like the sail of a yacht swooped through the skies over Brazil roughly 90 million years ago.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2014
Mini hedgehog, tiny tapir fossils found in Canada
You've heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, the video game character. But how about the half-pint hedgehog, the tiniest one that ever lived?
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 16, 2014
Fossil found of 'four-winged' feathered dinosaur
A newly discovered dinosaur was built sort of like a biplane, but probably did not fly as well — if at all.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 11, 2014
Utah man admits stealing rare dinosaur footprint fossil
A Utah man has admitted to stealing, and then throwing away, a very rare fossilized dinosaur footprint, but will not spend any time in prison, according to court documents.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 27, 2014
First animal with hard outer skeleton built earliest reefs
A sea creature that looked like a stack of tiny ice cream cones is providing quite a treat for scientists studying the dawn of animal life.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 13, 2014
Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not
The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded, like reptiles, fish and amphibians, finally has a good answer.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 12, 2014
Tiny ancient fish unlocks secrets of Earth's early vertebrates
This is certainly not just another fish tale. A tiny jawless fish that lived more than a half-billion years ago is providing scientists with a treasure-trove of information about the very dawn of vertebrate life on Earth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 10, 2014
Knuckle sandwich: Did fistfights drive evolution of human face?
Current theory about the shape of the human face just got a big punch in the mouth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 9, 2014
Intact pterosaur eggs found in China
A spectacular find of fossil eggs from 120 million years ago is providing unique insight into the lifestyle and sex differences of pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 11, 2014
Long-snouted 'Pinocchio rex' called new breed of tyrannosaur
Its nickname may sound funny — "Pinocchio rex" — but it probably would not have been wise to laugh at this strange, long-snouted cousin of the famous meat-eating dinosaur T. rex, as it easily could have eaten you alive.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 9, 2014
Who's your daddy? Argentine beast crowned 'Godzilla' of dinosaurs
Scientists have unveiled estimates of body weight for an astounding 426 dinosaur species using a formula based on the thickness of their leg bones, crowning the long-necked Argentinosaurus as the all-time heavyweight champ.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 27, 2014
Jurassic-era Kryptodrakon from China fills gap in time
It was the start of something big — really big.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 21, 2014
Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the 'Model T Ford' of sharks
You have heard of the Ford Model T, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark?
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 21, 2014
World's oldest-known stick insect, from Cretaceous, unearthed in China
Sometimes it is better not to be noticed.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 16, 2014
Did climate — or man — kill off megafauna?
They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. They flourished for millions of years, then vanished from our planet just as humans emerged from their African homeland.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 14, 2014
Fossil of ancient whale sheds light on how cetacean sonar developed
The deadly threat posed by German submarines during World War I helped spur scientists to develop sonar, using underwater sound signals to locate objects like subs.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2014
Dazzling Chinese fossils offer portal into Jurassic
A spectacular array of beautifully preserved fossils unearthed in northeastern China over the past two decades provides a unique portal on life 160 million years ago in the Jurassic Period, an international team of scientists said this week.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on