Fossils

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Letter: Richard Leakey obituary
Richard Bourne writes: The Kenyan conservationist’s work was taken to London in 1985 in a hugely popular exhibition on human origins

Richard Bourne

13, Jan, 2022 @3:26 PM

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‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered
Friends and colleagues pay tribute after the recent deaths of these groundbreaking naturalists, who shifted our understanding of the world and our future

Patrick Greenfield

13, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Huge ‘sea dragon’ named one of UK’s greatest fossil finds
Ichthyosaur about 10 metres long and dating back 180m years discovered at Rutland Water

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘A Rosetta Stone’: Australian fossil site is a vivid window into 15m-year-old rainforest
Likely to contain dozens of undiscovered species, the site is so well-preserved that the contents of fish stomachs and breathing apparatus of spiders can be seen

Graham Readfearn

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Perfect spot’: statue of fossil hunter Mary Anning nears unveiling
Campaigners led by schoolgirl get permission to site sculpture of palaeontologist on Dorset coast after four-year battle

Caroline Davies

04, Jan, 2022 @2:18 PM

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The Isle of Wight’s dinosaur hunter: we’re going to need a bigger museum
Jeremy Lockwood spent lockdown identifying two specimens – and is a ‘bit obsessed’ in his search for more

Hannah Devlin

03, Jan, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Fossil hunter Richard Leakey who showed humans evolved in Africa dies at 77
Kenyan conservationist found oldest near-complete human skeleton in 1984, dating from 1.5m years ago

Jane Clinton

02, Jan, 2022 @9:47 PM

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Young country diary: Ham sandwiches for lunch, ammonites for afters
Branscombe beach, Devon: The wind is icy and blowing hard. I fetch my coat and head for the cliffs, looking for treasure

01, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Ammonites were jet set of the Mesozoic era, say scientists
Shelled creatures roamed oceans millions of years ago by jet propulsion, suggests innovative 3D imaging

Steven Morris

08, Dec, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Fossil remains of herd of 11 dinosaurs discovered in Italy
Exceptional find includes biggest and most complete dinosaur skeleton ever unearthed in the country

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

02, Dec, 2021 @6:13 PM

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New species of big-nosed dinosaur discovered by retired doctor
Nasal bone distinguishes herbivore Brighstoneus simmondsi, whose skull was found on the Isle of Wight

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

11, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say experts

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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