Fossils

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Flying giant pterosaurs had longer neck than a giraffe, say experts
Intact remains, discovered in Morocco, may help engineers create stronger lightweight structures

Rhi Storer

14, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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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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Oldest skink fossil found in Australian outback may hold key to lizard evolution
The 25m-year-old find that will help fill in the gaps in the record of one of the continent’s most diverse species

Royce Kurmelovs

16, Feb, 2021 @8:26 PM

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Giant worm's undersea lair discovered by fossil hunters in Taiwan
Scientists believe 2-metre-long burrow once housed predator that ambushed passing sea creatures

Ian Sample Science editor

21, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Statue of fossil hunter Mary Anning to be erected after campaign
Crowdfunder led by schoolgirl raises £70,000 for sculpture of pioneering palaeontologist in Lyme Regis, Dorset

Caroline Davies

19, Jan, 2021 @12:17 PM

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Footprints of crocodile-like prehistoric reptile found in Italian Alps
Fossilised track dates back to period immediately following mass extinction 252m years ago

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

15, Jan, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Baby shark! Newborn megalodons larger than humans, scientists say
Creatures that patrolled the oceans 3m years ago were about two metres long at birth, researchers find

Ian Sample Science editor

11, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Digital technology reveals secrets of UK's earliest dinosaur
Thecodontosaurus antiquus a nimble omnivore that ran on two legs, CT scans and 3D modelling suggest

Linda Geddes

14, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Melbourne Museum acquires world’s most complete triceratops skeleton in ‘immense’ dinosaur deal
Unlike the ‘dime a dozen’ T-Rex, there are only a handful of near-complete triceratops skeletons in the world – and one is coming to Australia

Stephanie Convery

02, Dec, 2020 @4:12 AM

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Ancient whale skeleton found in Thailand holds clues to climate change
Scientists hope remains, thought to be up to 5,000 years old, will deepen knowledge of whale species and of rising sea levels

Rebecca Ratcliffe

27, Nov, 2020 @6:31 PM

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