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Researchers Discover World’s Oldest Petrified Sperm In Australian Cave
2014-05-15 07:40:11

An international team of researchers working at a fossil site in northwest Queensland, Australia have come across a remarkable, unusual and perhaps even somewhat icky find – the world’s oldest petrified sperm sample.

Parental Care From 450 Million Years Ago
2014-03-14 11:27:40

A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter.

New Ostracod Species Discovered In Ancient Fossil Record
2012-12-12 13:44:19

A team of British and American scientists have discovered the fossil remains of a tiny new species of ostracod in 425-million-year-old rocks located along the England-Wales border.

2009-06-18 15:16:39

In the competition for a partner, males typically have to vie with each other – be it with a colorful plumage, a large set of antlers or a seductive courtship dance.

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2008-07-23 15:20:00

A range of fossils found in sediments on the slopes of Mount Boreas have helped refine the timing of the climate shift that gave rise to Antarctica's remarkable Dry Valleys.


Word of the Day
shavie
  • A trick or prank.
The word 'shavie' is related to 'shave'.