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The Light of a Million Suns (plus leaves)

Fossil plant news! Researchers from Manchester have used the particle accelerators at Diamond (near Oxford) and Stanford, to have a look...

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Everyone loves a new dinosaur

So I have sort of being trying to resist posting about new dinosaurs, people find them surprisingly regularly (there was a mini T.rex...

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Urban fossil find

Digging for development of the subway in Los Angeles has unearthed an amazing new fossil site. Its very close to other great fossil...

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Discovering the Dodo

The dodo is probably the most famous extinct animal, probably due to its name, and that it only recent became extinct.

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Evolution of echolocation

New fossil whale found, with nice preservation. This is a great example of how we can only tell so much about the evolution of a feature...

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Giant fossil shark

You may have heard of Megalodon, the giant extinct relative of the great white shark. We now have a new shark species with giant...

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The real Crash bandicoot!

Brand new paper out describing a new fossil species of Bandicoot from Australia, they've chosen the scientific name for the new species...

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Are we heading for a mass extinction?

Check out the latest issue of GeoQ magazine from the European Geosciences Union for some interesting and accessible articles on Earth...

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Multi-coloured dinosaurs

This is a research area that comes up quite a lot in the news: people love dinosaurs and the idea that we could work out what colour they...

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Jurassic Park! (sort of)

Fascinating new paper describing the findings from fossil sites in China, dated to the Jurassic, including dinosaurs, mammals and...

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Prehistoric cuddle

Two very different animals found fossilised in the same burrow, its always fun for palaeontologists to try and figure out how these...

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In honour of pancake day

Today is shrove Tuesday, which in the UK means pancake day! Here is a dinosaur pancake to celebrate palaeontology style...

During our recent trip to New York we visited the Museum of Natural History. We got to see some really cool dinosaur skeletons. Allie...…

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Dung beetles inform biodiversity strategy

Slightly strange example of using a proxy : this meta-analysis of fossil dung beetles was used to demonstrate that large mammals were an...

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Plesiosaurs and the trouble with palaeontology

Plesiosaurs are an amazing example of a completely extinct group of animals with the potential to help us understand a great deal about...

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