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2014-07-31 07:08:13

While searching through a massive collection of 20 million-year-old amber originally discovered in the Dominican Republic some five decades ago, researchers made a surprising discovery: a new species of miniature grasshopper that is no larger than a rose thorn.

Killing Name Of An Extinct Sirenian Species
2014-04-03 12:34:02

Sirenians, or sea cows, are a particular group of mammals that superficially resembles whales in having, amongst other features, a streamlined-body and horizontal tail fluke.

Fossil Discovery Adds New Chapter In History Of Venomous Snakes
2014-03-20 13:13:24

Scientists from Ohio University reported that they discovered the oldest fossil of a modern venomous snake in Africa. The discovery provides evidence that snakes such as cobras, kraits and sea snakes were present in Africa as early as 25 million years ago.

Prehistoric Fossil Discovery Reveals Details About Earth's Most Successful Mammal Lineage
2013-08-16 14:55:53

The 160 million-year-old fossil of a newly described species has revealed new details about the most successful mammalian lineage in Earth’s history.

Organisms In 33.6 Million Year Old Ice Pack Evolved To Survive
2013-05-28 09:17:24

Researchers publishing a paper in the latest issue of the journal Science have found through Antarctic planktonic ice core examinations that the continental ice cap formed more than 33 million years ago.

New Age Suggested For East African Rift
2012-03-28 09:33:57

A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience is suggesting that the human species may have taken much longer to evolve thanks to plate tectonics that changed Africa’s landscape millions of years before experts previously believed.

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2010-07-09 08:00:00

The remains of a strange, prehistoric saber-tooth cat have been unearthed in an ancient former rainforest in Australia, scientists said Thursday.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.