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Euronews   30 August 2019   Ethiopia  
<p>The face of the oldest early human ancestor has been revealed by the discovery in Ethiopia of a 3.8 million-year-old near-complete skull.<br>The uncovered fossil, which provides insight into a pivotal period for human evolution, belongs to the species Australopithecus ...
Science   26 February 2019   World  
<p>The British Geological Survey (BGS) has amassed one of the world&rsquo;s premier collections of geologic samples. Housed in three enormous warehouses in Nottingham, U.K., it contains about 3 million fossils gathered over more than 150 years at thousands ...
Learning English   04 October 2018   World  
<p>Scientists say they have confirmed that strange-looking fossils from more than 500 million years ago are remains of an animal.<br />That would make it one of the earliest known creatures.<br />The fossils are found within rocks. They are round with many ...
The Guardian   20 September 2018   Russia  
<p>A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<br />The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which ...
Science Daily   31 August 2017   Greece   Crete  
<p>Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa ...
The Telegraph   29 October 2015   USA   New Mexico desert  
<p>A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the skull of a baby Pentaceratops- encased in plaster &ndash; from the wilderness and airlifted it to a waiting cargo truck on Thursday morning. The team also airlifted the skull of an adult Pentaceratops that ...
News Discovery   22 October 2015   USA   Utah  
<p>"It's one of the weirdest turtles that ever lived."</p><p>That was the assessment of University of Texas at Austin doctoral student Joshua Lively, in a statement about a strange new species of turtle that had a pig-like nose and lived 76 million years ago.</p ...
The Guardian   14 October 2015   Spain   Cuenca  
<p>Spinolestes xenarthrosus&rsquo;s 125m-year-old remains, found in Cuenca, Spain, with earlobe, lung, liver and furry pelt, is 60m years older any other mammal found with soft tissues preserved</p>
mirror.co.uk/   28 September 2015   Germany   Holzmaden  
<p>The Steneosaurus skeleton, found in south-west Germany, is so well-preserved it still has rows of sharp teeth<br>The well-preserved rare fossil of a 9ft-long saltwater crocodile that roamed Europe 180 million years ago is expected to snap up £165,000 when ...
I4U News   21 September 2015   USA   Santa Cruz County, California  
<p>The fossil skeleton dates back to 4 million years. It is rare to be found relatively intact skeleton instead of pieces<br />Scientists unearthed a huge fossilized skeleton at a construction site in Santa Cruz County, California. The fossil reportedly belongs ...