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Scientists say fossils found in Colorado are those of 68m-year-old triceratops
Several weeks ago, construction workers digging near a Denver, Colorado, retirement home made a startling discovery: Dinosaur bones.
'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark
The bid to create a "global digital museum" has been welcomed by scientists, who say it will enable them to study valuable specimens that are currently "hidden" in museum drawers.
'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals
A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades.
Jurassic Park: Scientists uncover how sea beasts evolved over millions of years
Paleontologists at the University of Edinburgh, the UK, found that marine predators living in deep waters during the Jurassic Period thrived as sea levels rose, while species that dwelled in the shallows died out.
Two-million-year-old fossils of elephant teeth found in NW Iran
Two Quaternary Period fossils of elephant teeth, dating back to almost two million years ago, were discovered in Iran's northwestern Ardabil Province, said the head of provincial Natural History and Genetic Resources Bureau.
Half-billion-year-old microscopic animal fossils found in Greenland
Scientists have found a treasure trove of tiny fossils in the rocks of Greenland.
Trilobites had a stomach, new fossils show
Trilobites — the first ubiquitous animal in the fossil record — evolved a stomach more than 500 million years ago.
3D scans of fossils suggest new fish family tree
When it comes to some oddball fish, looks can be deceiving.
Fossils of giant pterosaurs found in Transylvania
A pair of researchers in the UK has identified fossils found in the Transylvania area in Romania as those of a pterosaur they have named Hatzegopteryx — a giant, muscle-bound flying reptile that could eat prey as large as a small horse.
The best way to include fossils in 'tree of life'
Researchers from Bristol Paleobiology Group, part of the School of Earth Sciences, studied the best way to understand relationships of extinct animals to other extinct species as well as those alive today.
Greenland fossils showcase recovery from extinction event 252m years ago
Some 252 million years ago, the planet suffered the most catastrophic mass extinction event in its 4.5 billion-year history.
Fossils are informing the future of conservation
Which species are worth saving? Which species will survive global warming? Which will thrive?
Fossils can help predict future species survival
Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and should save from extinction. Dr. Alycia Stigall and her colleagues are leading the charge in studies to help us make those determinations by looking at the fossil record.
Could these be the world's oldest fossils?
Tiny ripples of sediment on ancient seafloor, captured inside a 3.7-billion-year-old rock in Greenland, may be the oldest fossils of living organisms ever found on Earth, according to a new study.
40,000-year-old fossils discovered in Mahallat
A number of 40,000-year old fossils have been discovered from a pit in a stone mine in Mahallat, Markazi Province, said the deputy head of Markazi Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.

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