Lao skull earliest example of modern human fossil in Southeast Asia
An ancient skull recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos is the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia, researchers report. The discovery pushes back the clock on modern ...
Change in developmental timing was crucial in the evolutionary shift from dinosaurs to birds: study
At first glance, it's hard to see how a common house sparrow and a Tyrannosaurus Rex might have anything in common. After all, one is a bird that weighs less than an ounce, and the other is a dinosaur that ...
Immature skull led young Tyrannosaurs to rely on speed, agility to catch prey
While adult tyrannosaurs wielded power and size to kill large prey, youngsters used agility to hunt smaller game.
Facial structure of men and women has become more similar over time
Research from North Carolina State University shows that they really don't make women like they used to, at least in Spain. The study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four ...
Long lost cousin of T. rex identified by scientists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified a new species of gigantic theropod dinosaur, a close relative of T. rex, from fossil skull and jaw bones discovered in China.
Neanderthal faces were not adapted to cold
Columbus cleared of bringing syphilis to Europe
Skulls show New World was settled twice: study
Two distinct groups from Asia settled in the New World and not one single migration as suggested by previous genetic studies, experts said Monday after comparing the skulls of early Americans.
Scientists Discover New Species of Tyrannosaur
New Mexico is known for amazing local cuisine, Aztec ruins and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In the January issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, paleontologists Thomas Williamson of the Ne ...
Team Discovers New Dinosaur Species From Montana
A husband and wife team of American paleontologists has discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 112 million years ago during the early Cretaceous of central Montana.
Giant Skull of 12m Pliosaur 'Sea Monster' Unearthed in England
The fossilised skull of a pliosaur, the largest marine reptile that ever lived, has been discovered along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Ancient 'Lucy' Species Ate A Different Diet Than Previously Thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research examining microscopic marks on the teeth of the "Lucy" species Australopithecus afarensis suggests that the ancient hominid ate a different diet than the tooth enamel, size and sh ...
Researchers claim a third of dinosaurs might never have existed
20 million year-old dwarf koala named after Dick Smith
(Phys.org) —A newly discovered extinct species of koala that lived in the rainforest canopies of northern Australia about 20 million years ago has been named after a famous Australian – Dick Smith.