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Fossil Record

Earth's Oldest Large Aquatic Predator Was A Terrifying 'Sea Scorpion'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

"Jumbo shrimp" doesn't do it justice. Researchers at Yale and the University of Iowa have discovered a fossil of Earth's oldest large aquatic predator...

Fossils Found At Remote Site Point To Previously Unknown Species

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

Paleontologists have uncovered a fossil field in Australia that fills a large gap in the continent's environmental history, and contains several previ...

WATCH: Is The Human Race In Danger Of Becoming Extinct Soon?

Louise Leakey | Posted 09.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Louise Leakey

2013-07-03-leakeypullWhat the fossil record does is force us to contemplate our place on the planet. We are but one species of several hominids that inhabited planet earth and like our distant cousins who went extinct fairly recently, our time on planet earth is also finite.

Ancient Fossils Could Shed Light On Birds' Extinction

Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/26/2013 12:00 PM EDT on LiveScience Penguin fossils from 10 million to 12 million years ago ...

How Long Did It Take Elephants To Get So Big? Evolution Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

How long did it take evolution to turn a mouse-sized mammal into one the size of an elephant? A thousand generations? A million? Actually, it's 24 ...

Computer Technology Allowing Better Look Into Human Fossil Record

| Posted 12.02.2011 | Green

By Kate Wong (Click here for original article.) JOHANNESBURG -- At a tea party earlier today for a research team at the University of the Witwater...

'Zombie' Worms May Have Destroyed Parts Of Fossil Record

Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

Just blame it on the zombie worms. An important discovery this month in Italy may help explain certain gaps in parts of the fossil record. British ...