News tagged with ancient fossils

Fossils on the Edge of Forever

Astrobiologists have not yet found alien life on other planets. But the fossil record has evidence of aliens of another sort: the Ediacarans that lived on Earth millions of years ago.

dateDec 14, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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DNA study sheds new light on horse evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution - the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past ...

dateDec 10, 2009 in Evolution
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Weeds that reinvented weediness

Flowering plants are all around us and are phenomenally successful—but how did they get to be so successful and where did they come from? This question bothered Darwin and others and a paper published in the September ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Fossil fish shows oldest live birth

(PhysOrg.com) -- A 380-million-year-old fossil fish that shows an unborn embryo and umbilical cord has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Nature.

dateFeb 25, 2009 in
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Bias in the rock record?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The fossil record is known to be biased by the unevenness of geographical and stratigraphical sampling, and the lack of exposed rocks containing fossils. In a recent Perspective in Science [2 Jan ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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