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Snakes had hind legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows

This is an artistic depiction of Najash rionegrina in the dunes of the Kokorkom Desert, which stretched over northern Patagonia during the Late Cretaceous. The snake is wrapped with its hind legs on the remains of a jawbone of a small charcharodontosaurid dinosaur. University of South Carolina archaeologist Christopher Moore (second from right) and colleagues collect core samples from White …

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Stunning Fossil Discovery Discover the second most primitive flying bird

Paleontologists in Japan have discovered the fossilized remains of a 120 million-year-old flying dinosaur that seriously disturbs the birds' pedigree. Many of you have probably heard of Archeopteryx winged long-tailed dinosaur that lived 160 to 140 million years ago in the late Jurassic period. This creature with its flight and tail feathers is the earliest known flying dinosaur and one …

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Bernie Sanders on socialism, taxation and why he considers fossil fuel executives to be "criminals"

Bernie Sanders is the only self-described Democratic socialist in the US Senate and Democratic presidential race who represents a unique figure in American political life. Four years ago, his message was a dramatic change to eradicate income inequality and other issues Economic grievances gained a large following in his fight against Hillary Clinton for the appointment of a party that …

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An important fossil find in Colorado Springs brings worldwide recognition

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KKTV) "Colorado Springs is the new center of the paleontological universe." Science and a documentation special with NOVA. The exception is the extensive article in the journal "Science". All of this recognition comes from some skulls and plant fossils found in the Corral Bluffs near Dragonman just east of Colorado Springs. But these fossils open a window …

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Fossil discovery shows the speedy recovery of life after the great extinction

This image, provided by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios in October 2019, depicts a reproduction of the ancient Carsioptychus mammal from the PBS-NOVA Special "Rise of the Mammals". During this recovery, Carsioptychus coarctatus eats plants in a newly diversified forest, 300,000 years after the mass extinction that extinguished the dinosaurs. (Jellyfish Images / HHMI Tangled Bank Studios via AP) A remarkable …

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Fossil repositories show what happened a million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs

What happened after the mass extinction, including how quickly plant and animal life recovered and what these creatures were – outside of birds – has remained dark. That is, until the volunteer of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Sharon Milito, picked up an egg-shaped rock that Corral Bluffs in Colorado called concretion. The rock contained a mammalian taste. …

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