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Smithsonian   22 December 2020   World  
<p>There&rsquo;s never been a better time to be a dinosaur fan. Even in a year where fossil explorations have been curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, paleontologists have dug deep to describe dozens of new species and unlock new secrets about our ...
Science News   14 December 2020   Brazil  
<p>The fossil of a chicken-sized, meat eater from Brazil that had a mane of fluffy filaments and a pair of stiff, ribbon-like streamers emerging from both shoulders is the first dinosaur with feathers ever discovered in the Southern Hemisphere.<br />Named ...
DW   10 July 2020   Brazil  
<p>A team of Brazilian researchers announced on Friday the discovery of a 115-million-year-old fossil belonging to a previously unknown species of dinosaur in the northeastern state of Ceara.<br />The "Aratasaurus museunacionali" is a previously unknown species ...
The Guardian   02 April 2020   South Africa  
<p>The earliest known skull of Homo erectus has been unearthed by an Australian-led team of researchers who have dated the fossil at two million years old, showing the first of our ancestors existed up to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.<br>The ...
DOGO news   24 March 2020   World  
<p>Over the years, researchers have unearthed fossils of many of the estimated 2,468 dinosaur species that roamed Earth during the Mesozoic era, which spanned from between 252 million years ago to about 66 million years ago. However, few can compare to the ...
Tech Explorist   02 March 2020   USA   Montana  
<p>Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Mary Schweitzer, of North Carolina State University in the United States, have discovered evidence of fossilized cell nuclei and ...
BBC NEWS   13 February 2020   Colombia, Venezuela  
<p>Fossils of a turtle the size of a car have been unearthed in what is now northern South America.<br />The turtle - Stupendemys geographicus - is believed to have roamed the region between 13 and 7 million years ago.<br />The fossils were found in Colombia's ...
The Guardian   10 February 2020   Canada  
<p>Scientists in Canada have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America about 80m years ago. Thanatotheristes degrootorum – Greek for “reaper of death” – is thought to be ...
New Atlas   07 February 2020   United Arab Emirates   Sharjah  
<p>The recently-completed Buhais Geology Park is quite unusual but takes its place well among the rugged desert landscape in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The project is inspired by fossils that are present on the site and is designed to resemble fossilized ...
The Guardian   20 December 2019   USA   New York  
<p>The world&rsquo;s oldest known fossil forest has been discovered in a sandstone quarry in New York state, offering new insights into how trees transformed the planet.<br />The forest, found in the town of Cairo, would have spanned from New York to Pennsylvania ...