Posts Tagged ‘fossils’

The Swimming Hippopotamus

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
hippos, hippopotamus, swimming, fossils, turkana basin

Fossilized footprints hint at early swimming hippos and much more.

Sensitive, Tough, and What a Shnoz!

Friday, May 9th, 2014
dinosaurs, pliosuars, rex, reptiles, fossils, ct scans, synchotron, bones, kelp

A round-up of recent headlines about dino discoveries

Small Buggy Fossils

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Bees, la brea tar pits, daddy longlegs, fossils, leafcutter, huntsmen, spiders

Fossils of bees and daddy longlegs reveal unknown features and habitats.

Fossil Treasures

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
dinosaurs, feathered, plos, fossils, poop, bighorn, sheep, insects, mimics, stick

Fossilized tales of feathered dinosaurs, stick insects and poop

Aquatic Sloths

Friday, March 14th, 2014
sloths, aquatic, ancient, fossils, bone, density, weight, Peru, manatees, dugongs

Aquatic sloths were great divers according to new research.

Whale Echolocation Origins

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
whales, fossils, skull, echolocation, evolution, toothed, melon

The fossil of a toothed whale hints at early signs of echolocation.

Reason Behind Ancient Whale Graveyard

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
whales, fossils, sloths, smithsonian, chile, atacama, cerro ballena

Smithsonian researchers have uncovered the cause behind mass marine stranding events occurring millions of years ago in Chile.

How to Print a Dinosaur

Monday, November 25th, 2013
dinosaurs, ct scans, 3D, printing, world war II, fossils

Can 3D printing technology help examine dinosaur fossils?

Fish Face!

Friday, September 27th, 2013
sharks, fish, fossils, face, facial, jaws, jawbone, vertebrates, oceans

Meet your distant relative, Entelognathus primordialis, possibly the first earthling with a familiar face.

Birds Built for Speed

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
hummingbirds, swifts, birds, wings, speed, fossils, green river formation, feathers, melanosomes

An ancestor of hummingbirds and swifts had very small wings.

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