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2011-06-30 13:35:00

Paleontologists have discovered 515-million-year-old fossils which show that ancient animals had excellent vision and could even see in the dark.

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2011-05-26 06:20:00

Ancient sea creatures, that were the largest predators for millions of years, grew even larger and survived much longer than previously thought.

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2010-12-20 06:20:00

Life on Earth began to flourish about 3 billion years ago, possibly when primitive forms developed efficient ways to harness energy from the Sun’s light.

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2010-11-10 10:15:00

Beginning around 542 million years ago, a profusion of animals with shells and skeletons began to appear in the fossil record.

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2010-08-10 20:20:00

The Gondwana supercontinent underwent a 60-degree rotation across Earth’s surface during the Early Cambrian period.

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2010-05-14 07:24:56

Paleontologists have discovered a rich array of exceptionally preserved fossils of marine animals that lived between 480 million and 472 million years ago, during the early part of a period known as the Ordovician.

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2010-03-25 10:28:25

Paleontologists from the University of Extremadura have discovered a new species, Cloudina carinata, the fossil of which has preserved its tridimensional shape.

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2009-10-22 09:37:19

The fossil remains of some of the first animals with shells, ocean-dwelling creatures that measure a few centimeters in length and date to about 520 million years ago, provide a window on evolution at this time.

2009-05-20 11:00:00

VANCOUVER, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The independent directors of Western Canadian Coal Corp.

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2009-02-06 07:54:05

A missing link in the evolution of the front claw of living scorpions and horseshoe crabs was identified with the discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil by researchers at Yale and the University of Bonn, Germany.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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