Tag Archives: Natural History

World's oldest plant-like fossils push back evolutionary timeline 400 million years

A cluster of fossilized algae discovered in India is believed to be 1.6 billion years old, suggesting advanced multicellular life evolved on Earth hundreds of millions of years earlier than…

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First Flower Seeds from Dinosaur Era Discovered

The world may never know if dinosaurs stopped to smell the flowers, yet scientists have uncovered a few more clues approximately the ancient blossoms that grew alongside ankylosaurs & iguanadons….

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What Is a Human? Long-Standing Debate Surrounds Our Family Tree

Several ancient human species & relatives have been unearthed in bits & pieces over the years, including one with an orange-size brain, another dubbed the "hobbit" for its miniature size…

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'The Good Dinosaur': Could Humans and Dinos Coexist?

What if the dinosaur-killing asteroid never slammed into Earth & the paleo-beasts weren't vanquished from our planet 66 million years ago? That's the hypothetical that forms the basis of Pixar's…

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Meet Jane, the Most Complete Adolescent T. Rex Ever Found

An adolescent Tyrannosaurus rex named Jane may settle a dispute more than 70 years in the making: Whether small carnivorous dinosaurs are younger versions of T. rex, or another species…

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Controversy after scientist finds rare bird — and kills it

This article, Controversy after scientist finds rare bird — & kills it, originally appeared on CNET.com. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our…

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Extinct Tree-Climbing Human Walked with a Swagger

A recently unearthed extinct human species — perhaps the most primitive ever discovered — had hands & feet adapted for a life both on the ground & in the trees,…

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Newly identified human ancestor was handy with tools

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Homo naledi, the ancient human ancestor whose fossils have been retrieved from a South African cave, may have been handy with tools & walked…

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Venus Displays Its Brilliant Morning Finery for the Fall

All through the spring & early summer, the planet Venus dominated the western evening sky. Now, as summer turns into fall, Venus will dominate the eastern sky before sunrise. Venus…

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Wild 'Jesus Lizard' Once Walked on Wyoming's Tropical Waters

About 48 million years ago, a distant relative of the "Jesus lizard," named for its knack for walking on water, darted around the tropical rainforests of ancient Wyoming, a new…

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