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The fossilized teeth of the Ice Age Raiders provide clues as to why certain species have survived

Paleontologist Larisa DeSantis investigates ancient predators caught in the La Brea tar pits. Courtesy of Vanderbilt University. Visitors to the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles are accustomed to seeing replicated scenes of, for example, extinct saber-toothed cats knocking down a horse or a bison in an open field. However, according to the most detailed study of paleontologists at …

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Fossilized shells had evidence of a meteorite impact in them

When an extraterrestrial object penetrates the Earth, it sends molten rock high into the atmosphere. These debris cool and crystallize again and fall back to earth. Tiny glass beads that form are called microtectites, and researchers in Florida have found microtectites in fossilized shells. This story begins over 10 years ago in a quarry in Sarasota County, Florida. The walls …

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Found fossilized remains of a 4 million year old monkey

A research team from around the world has discovered the fossil remains of a monkey living in Kenya 4.2 million years ago. Known as Nanopithecus browni this monkey is the "smallest old world" "monkey" ever discovered and weighs only 2 to 3 pounds, similar to a cottontail rabbit. It is also the size of today's Talapoin monkey, which is distributed …

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Blue shades in fossilized prehistoric feathers

<div data-thumb = "https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/tmb/2019/bluecolorton.jpg" data-src = "https: //3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn .net / newman / gfx / news / 2019 / bluecolorton.jpg "data-sub-html =" Eocoracias brachyptera Fossil sample used for this study.The rich black texture on the surface is fossilized plumage of the bird's fossils Photo credits: Sven Traenkner, photographer at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt. "> …

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Fossilized Bacteria in Meteorites From Mars is Proof of Life, Study Claims

Tech 14:53 16.04.2019 Get short URL NASA announcing in 1996 that it had found signs of life on Mars in another space rock, known as ALH 84001, citing the appearance of the strands and filaments. A second Martian meteorite which shows' Signs of Microbial Life 'has been published, published in Open Astronomy, Reigniting' 20 years ago by NASA. The meteorite, …

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Scientists find fossilized fish possibly blasted by debris from asteroids that ended the dinosaur age

Plaster cast of a Tanis deposit fossil showing a freshwater fish (dark brown) next to a marine ammonite (shining above left). Photo: DePalma et al. (PNAS 2019) At one of the most important earth cemeteries in North Dakota, paleontologists discovered the fossilized remnants of fish that seemed to have been killed by the effects of the asteroid that ended the …

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