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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 ...
Newsweek   06 June 2017   USA   Cleveland Utah  
<p>Scientists have finally solved a 100-year-old mystery about a dinosaur graveyard in Cleveland, Utah.<br />The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry (CLDQ) was first discovered in the 1920s and excavations soon showed it was the densest deposit of Jurassic theropod ...
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 ...