Fossil remains in museum found to be 165 million year old marine super-predator
Tooth development and weaning in chimpanzees not as closely related as once thought
For more than two decades, scientists have relied on studies that linked juvenile primate tooth development with their weaning as a rough proxy for understanding similar developmental landmarks in the evolution ...
Paleopathologist finds gigantism in third century Roman skeleton
Israel dig uncovers 8,500-year-old well
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a well dating back to the Neolithic period some 8,500 years ago, Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Thursday, adding that two skeletal remains were found inside.
Unique Neandertal arm morphology due to scraping, not spearing: study
(Phys.org) -- The traditional image of Neanderthals as gritty people who spent most of their time out hunting might not be entirely accurate, according to a new study revealing that they may have had to devote ...
New study shows early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts
(Phys.org) -- A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals.
Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur discovered
(Phys.org) -- An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia.
Preserved bone of Pterosaur found in stomach of Velociraptor
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered a bone from a pterosaur (giant flying reptile or 'pterodactyl') in the guts of the skeletal remains of a Velociraptor (small predatory theropod dinosaur) that l ...
Foot bones allow researchers to determine sex of skeletal remains
Law enforcement officials who are tasked with identifying a body based on partial skeletal remains have a new tool at their disposal. A new paper from North Carolina State University researchers details how ...
'Speed gene' in modern racehorses originated from British mare 300 years ago
Scientists have traced the origin of the 'speed gene' in Thoroughbred racehorses back to a single British mare that lived in the United Kingdom around 300 years ago, according to findings published in the scientific journal ...
Mole rat dental structure similar to a shark
2,000-year-old burial box could reveal location of the family of Caiaphas
In Jerusalem and Judah, ancient limestone burial boxes containing skeletal remains called ossuaries are fairly common archaeological finds from the 1st century BCE to the 1st century AD period. ...