Monday 22 December, 2014

Pre-Jurasic era fossil of marine reptile found

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A pre-Jurassic era fossil of a carnivorous marine reptile has been found on a beach in south Wales. Continue reading “Pre-Jurasic era fossil of marine reptile found” »  More...

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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 Continue reading “1st human ancestor `looked like squirrel`” »  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 Continue reading “Mystery of DNA decay unravelled, DNA has a half life of 521 years” »  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 Continue reading “Fossil of Ancient Spider Attack Only One of Its Type Ever Discovered” »  More...