Paleontology
Saturday 18 April, 2015

Tyrannosaurs were violent cannibals

Tyrannosaurs cannibals

Remains of a mutilated victim provide strong evidence that T. Rex and his kin were violent animals and practised cannibalism. The remains are of the large carnivorous tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus with many injuries during its lifetime and was partially eaten after it died. Palaeontologists now believe that members of Daspletosaurus’ own species More...

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ancient microorganisms without evolution
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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A deep-sea microorganism without evolution for more than 2 billion years

Researchers have discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears  More...

Ichthyosaurs_bow
By BioNews On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Pre-Jurasic era fossil of marine reptile found

A pre-Jurassic era fossil of a carnivorous marine reptile has been found on a beach in south Wales.  More...

jawless fish
By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Research shows Jaws didn’t kill his cousin

New research suggests our jawed ancestors weren’t responsible for the demise of their jawless cousins as had been assumed. Instead Dr Robert Sansom from The University of Manchester believes rising sea levels More...

Purgatorius, Image credit: Wikipedia
By BioNews On Saturday, October 20th, 2012
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1st human ancestor `looked like squirrel`

Newly discovered fossilized bones of the world’s oldest and most  More...

Dr Mike Bunce with a moa bone, Image credit: Murdoch University
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Mystery of DNA decay unravelled, DNA has a half life of 521 years

A new study is finally laying to rest the debate over whether DNA from the age of  More...

This rare fossil is the only one ever discovered of a spider attacking prey caught in its web. Photo by George Poinar, Jr., courtesy of Oregon State University
By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Fossil of Ancient Spider Attack Only One of Its Type Ever Discovered

Researchers have found what they say is the only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught  More...