Earth and Environment - Palaeontology

Palaeontology - Jul 10
Palaeontology
Step aside, skeletons - a new world of biochemical "signatures" found in all kinds of ancient fossils is revealing itself to paleontologists, providing a new avenue for insights into major evolutionary questions. In a new study published Advances , Yale researchers outline a novel approach to finding biological signals long thought to be lost in the process of fossilization.
Palaeontology - Jun 17
Palaeontology

The first dinosaur eggs had a soft shell, say paleontologists from Yale and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).

Palaeontology - Jun 12
Palaeontology

Clay is king for creating ancient fossils. In a new study, researchers confirmed that kaolinite, a mineral found in certain fine-grained rocks around the world, is a key ingredient for preserving some of the earliest forms of complex life.

Palaeontology - May 22
Palaeontology

Paleo-kindergarten ensured evolutionary success millions of years ago

Life Sciences - Jun 17
Life Sciences

By analysing the fossilised jaw mechanics of reptiles who lived in the Severn Channel region of the UK 200-million-years ago, researchers from the University of Bristol have shown that they weren't picky about the types of insects they ate - enjoying both crunchy and less crunchy varieties.

Palaeontology - Jun 11
Palaeontology

Scientists at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, Yunnan and Bristol and have discovered the oldest fossil of the group of animals that contains earthworms, leeches, ragworms and lugworms. This discovery pushes the origin of living groups of these worms (polychaetes) back tens of millions of years, demonstrating that they played an important part in the earliest animal ecosystems.

Life Sciences - May 20
Life Sciences

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Zurich have shown that the Titanichthys - a giant armoured fish that lived in the seas and oceans of the late Devonian period 380-million-years ago - fed in a similar manner to modern day basking sharks.


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