Palaeontology

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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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Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts
Extraordinary ankylosaur remains dating back 168m years a first for Africa

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural history

Sofia Quaglia

16, Sep, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Success of past rewilding projects shows path to restoring damaged ecosystems
Concept is now widely accepted after initial controversy around projects such as Yellowstone wolves – though opposition remains

Stephen Moss

13, Sep, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction
Scientists set initial sights on creating elephant-mammoth hybrid, with first calves expected in six years

Ian Sample Science editor

13, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, goes on display before auction
Bones found in 2014 in what is now South Dakota described as ‘miracle of nature and work of art’

Kim Willsher in Paris

01, Sep, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Woolly mammoth walked far enough to circle Earth twice, study finds
Research into life of Kik adds weight to theory that climate change could have contributed to species’ demise

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘Real’ T rex goes on show in England for first time in over a century
The skeleton of Titus, discovered in the US in 2018, makes its world debut at Nottingham museum

Jessica Murray

03, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Terrawatch: midge fossils offer insight into past climates
A study of fossilised insects suggests a correlation between their body size and the temperature

Kate Ravilious

04, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ammonite review – Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan find love among the fossils | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Francis Lee’s sensational biopic of palaeontology pioneer Mary Anning reimagines her erotic encounter with a woman trapped in a stifling marriage

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Answer to fossil record puzzle may lie with teenage T rexes, study finds
Absence of smaller dinosaurs may be result of adolescent megatheropods crowding them out

Linda Geddes

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologist

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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