Palaeontology

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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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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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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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Remains of new flying reptile species spotted in UK museum drawer
Student finds mislabelled fragment of pterosaur, which flew over eastern England up to 66m years ago

Steven Morris

10, Nov, 2020 @3:52 PM

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First winged reptiles were clumsy flyers, research suggests
Analysis of early Pterosaurs fossils shows they are likely to have been ungainly in flight

Linda Geddes

28, Oct, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Seven footprints may be the earliest evidence of humans on the Arabian Peninsula
Experts say discovery of 120,000-year-old prints could shed new light on spread of Homo sapiens out of Africa

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

17, Sep, 2020 @9:46 PM

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The Guardian view on studying dinosaurs: ancient creatures, cutting-edge science | Editorial
Editorial: A discovery in the Isle of Wight should remind us that we are living in a golden age of palaeontology

Editorial

28, Aug, 2020 @5:25 PM

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Climate change most likely cause of woolly rhino extinction – study
Analysis of ancient DNA from Siberia finds human hunting probably not to blame

Nicola Davis

13, Aug, 2020 @6:06 PM

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Scientists follow the nose to solve mystery of long-necked reptile
Scans suggest Tanystropheus, which lived 242m years ago, lived in water, researchers say

Nicola Davis

06, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Dinosaurs wiped out by asteroid, not volcanoes, researchers say
Study says surge in volcanic activity could not have caused Cretaceous/Paleogene extinction event

Nicola Davis

29, Jun, 2020 @7:00 PM

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