Palaeontology

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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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‘Charmouth crocodile’ identified as new genus of croc-like creature
Remains of 2-metre-long animal discovered in 2017 by two fossil hunters

Steven Morris

31, Jan, 2023 @5:53 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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Shrew-like creature was placental mammals’ last common ancestor
Group’s earliest primogenitor was probably a diminutive creature with a long snout, researchers suggest

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

27, Oct, 2022 @7:55 PM

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Behind this Nobel prize is a very human story: there’s a bit of Neanderthal in all of us | Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Svante Pääbo deserves his accolade – palaeogenetics is an expanding field that tells us who we are, says archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

10, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tiny reptile unearthed in Scotland was ‘closely related to pterosaurs’
Researchers say Scleromochlus taylori belonged to species that evolved into giant flying reptiles

Ian Sample Science editor

05, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Alien goldfish’ may have been unique mollusc, say scientists
Researchers think they may have solved enduring mystery of where Typhloesus wellsi sits on tree of life

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Oldest human or just another ape? Row erupts over 7m-year-old fossil
Remains from Chad desert provoke rancorous dispute over whether species was earliest to walk upright

Robin McKie and Kim Willsher

03, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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