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Reuters   15 May 2021   Mexico  
<p>A team of palaeontologists in Mexico have identified a new species of dinosaur after finding its 72 million-year-old fossilized remains almost a decade ago, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said on Thursday.<br />The new species, ...
Metro   14 April 2021   UK   Jurassic Coast  
<p>A major landslide has seen 4,000 tonnes of rock plunge down onto a beach on the Jurassic Coast. Rubble has completely blocked a section of the beach after the 430ft sandstone cliff gave way on Monday night causing boulders the size of cars to plummet near ...
Extreme Tech   25 January 2021   Argentina  
<p>The largest land animal alive today is the African bush elephant, weighing in at around 20,000 pounds. As big as elephants are, they&rsquo;ve got nothing on some extinct megafauna. Scientists excavating a new species of dinosaur in Argentina have reported ...
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 ...