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Giant flying reptiles revealed to have soared Australia’s skies 107m years ago
Fossils discovered in Victoria 30 years ago are of pterosaurs, the earliest known vertebrates to evolve true flight

Donna Lu Science writer

30, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Genetic research sheds new light on woolly mammoth evolution
Study shows traits such as fluffy coats were encoded and became more pronounced as animals adapted to harsh Siberian climate

Rachel Hall and agency

07, Apr, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Robin Cocks obituary
Other lives: Head of palaeontology at the Natural History Museum and authority on fossil brachiopods

Mark Cocks

02, Apr, 2023 @7:19 PM

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Scientists discover fossils of oldest known potential pollinators
Remains of earwig-like insects discovered near village of Chekarda, Russia, covered in pollen

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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From Piltdown Man to anti-vaxxers ... What science’s worst hoaxes can teach us
Covid disinformation prompts Royal Society to consider ways of countering forgeries and falsehoods

Robin McKie

25, Feb, 2023 @3:10 PM

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Nicholas David obituary
Other lives: Anthropologist and archaeologist who carried out groundbreaking research on Cameroonian communities in west Africa

Teresa Davies

20, Feb, 2023 @5:40 PM

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De-extinction plan may go the way of the dodo | Letter
Letter: Dodo historian Anthony Cheke responds to scientists’ plans to bring the creature back to life, and wonders whether it is possible to create a safe habitat in which the birds could thrive

02, Feb, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Did a lightning strike change the course of Mary Anning’s life?
Girl from poor family who became famed fossil collector had near-death experience aged 15 months

Jeremy Plester

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Australia Day 2023 honours for elder abuse law trailblazer, Indigenous activist and a fossil hunter
Most of the 1,047 Australians honoured are not famous but many of them have changed lives, if not the country

Tory Shepherd

25, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Dinosaur head sold for $6m at US auction reveals new breed of art collectors
Sale of Maximus T rex at Sotheby’s reveals growing interest in palaeontological finds at auction houses

Alice Fisher

17, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Teeth suggest ancestors of diplodocus may have eaten meat
Analysis shows ‘earliest members of two main veggie dinosaur lineages were not exclusively herbivorous’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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DNA from 2m years ago reveals lost Arctic world
Breakthrough pushes back DNA record by 1m years to time when region was 11–19C warmer than today

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @4:46 PM

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