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Fox News   22 August 2020   USA   Grand Canyon, Arizona  
<p>Fossil footprints from 313 million years ago are the oldest to ever be found in the Grand Canyon.<br />A geology professor from Norway, Allan Krill, made the surprising discovery four years ago on a hike with students.<br />Lying next to the trail, in plain ...
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 ...
Sci Tech Daily   06 May 2020   England  
<p>Scientists have discovered the world&rsquo;s oldest known example of a squid-like creature attacking its prey, in a fossil dating back almost 200 million years.<br />The fossil was found on the Jurassic coast of southern England in the 19th century and ...
Live Science   30 April 2020   World  
<p>Despite old, out-of-date drawings of long-necked dinosaurs wading in swamps, scientists have long believed that dinosaurs were a land-loving bunch: None were thought to swim. Now, though, a new tail fossil found in Morocco reveals that the sharp-toothed ...
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 ...
The Guardian   15 March 2020   UK   Scotland  
<p>Last week scientists discovered the first Stegosaurus footprints in Scotland. Which other prehistoric reptiles lived on these shores? </p>
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 ...
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 ...
Smithsonian   11 December 2019   World  
<p>Whales don&rsquo;t swim like fish do. Instead of moving their tales side-to-side like a shark or a sunfish, the marine mammals pump their tails up-and-down to propel themselves forward. But over 50 million years ago, the earliest whales had legs and could ...
Fox News   26 November 2019   Canada  
<p>A newly discovered dinosaur skull has shaken paleontologists' assumptions to the core, throwing a wrench into the idea that all dinosaurs had symmetrical faces.<br />The fossilized skull of the Styracosaurus was unearthed and researchers were surprised ...