AUSTIN, Texas — A trove of exceptionally preserved Jurassic marine fossils discovered in Canada, rare for recording soft-bodied species that normally don’t fossilize, is expanding scientists’ view of the rich marine life of the period.
There’s a twist in the turtle timeline. Thanks to new fossil evidence, paleontologists are able to prove that turtles share a recent common ancestor with birds and crocodiles. The discovery may settle a longstanding argument among scientists about the origins … Continue reading →
UChicago collaboration unveils African dinosaur Spinosaurus, 9 feet longer than T. rex Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the … Continue reading →
As big data access shifts to the masses, The Weather Company and other top global companies are showing the world how it’s done. REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2012 —Big data is changing the way organizations do business, make discoveries, … Continue reading →
The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research — including the extinction of a newly identified lizard Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon … Continue reading →
Although humans and woolly mammoths co-existed for millennia, the shaggy giants disappeared from the globe between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago, and scientists couldn’t explain until recently exactly how the Flintstonian behemoths went extinct. In a paper published June 12 … Continue reading →
How do we understand what’s happening today by looking back millions of years? Scientists are looking at what climate conditions were like 3.3 to 3 million years ago, during a geologic period known as the Pliocene, and they are confident … Continue reading →
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world’s largest snake a run for its money? In a new study appearing Sept. 15 in the journal Palaeontology, University of Florida researchers describe a new 20-foot extinct species discovered … Continue reading →