News tagged with ancient fossils

Stepping stones through time

Stromatolites are the most ancient fossils on Earth, and these structures built by microbes can still be found forming today in various places around the globe. Although they provide a straight line of life’s ...

Oct 05, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Dec 10, 2009 5 / 5 (6) 50

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.

Feb 25, 2009 4.1 / 5 (8) 0