Asteroid Extinction Theory Challenged

Asteroid extinction theory challenged by rock core, according to Nature Science Update 10 April 2003. Scientists at Princeton University, New Haven and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, have examined a core of rock taken from the Chicxulub crater near the Yucatan Peninsula. This is the asteroid impact crater where many scientists claim mass extinction of […]

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Ardi the Ape-Woman

Ardi the ape-woman described in ScienceNOW, BBC News and e! Science News, 1 Oct 2009, and Science, vol. 326, pp36-40 & 75-86, 2 Oct 2009. An international team of researchers has found a partial skeleton of a creature named Ardipithecus ramidus, nicknamed Ardi, in the Middle Awash region in Ethiopia. Isolated bones, bone fragments and […]

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Angolan Giant

Angolan giant found, according to articles in PhysOrg and Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences vol. 83, p221 16 March 2011. An international team of palaeontologists have studied the bones of the first dinosaur to be found in Angola. Octavio Mateus of Portugal’s Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Museum of Lourinha found the fossil […]

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Ancestral Fossil Snake

Ancestral fossil snake found, according a report in ABC (Australia) News in Science, and Nature, 16 Feb 2006. Palaeontologists at the Riversleigh fossil site in Queensland, Australia have found two snake skulls of an extinct snake named Yurlunggur preserved in “soft freshwater limestone” dated at 20 to 25 million years old. Yurlunggur is an Arnhem […]

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Amber Dino Feathers

Amber dino feathers found, according to reports in ScienceNOW 15 September 2011, ScienceDaily 16 September 2011, and Science vol. 333, pp1619-1622, 15 September 2011. Scientists in Canada have found amber containing feathers and some filaments that the researchers believe to be dinosaur “protofeathers”. The 11 pieces of amber were found in coal-rich strata at Grassy […]

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Amazingly Intact Ancient Arthropod

Amazingly intact ancient arthropod found according to reports in ScienceDaily 7 & 9 February 2011 and Geology, 2011; DOI: 10.1130/G31648.1. The exoskeletons or hard cuticles of arthropods are formed from chitin fibres embedded in structural proteins. Chitin is a modified carbohydrate made from long chains of a glucose derivative named N-acetylglucosamine. Proteins and carbohydrates are […]

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Alaskan Dinosaurs

Alaskan dinosaurs endured polar winters, according to an article in ScienceDaily 11 April 2012. Researchers from the USA and South Africa have carried out microscopic studies of dinosaur bones found in North Slope Alaska. Most of the bones were of Edmontosaurus, a hadrosaur, and Pachyrhinosaurus, a horned dinosaur. Hadrosaurs are commonly known as “duck-billed dinosaurs” […]

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Triceratops Skeleton

A triceratops skeleton that has been on display since 1905 at the Smithsonian Institution’s museum in Washington DC is cracking up due to vibrations and moisture from visitors walking past and breathing near the specimen. (New Scientist October 23, 1999. p26) Moisture converts iron and sulphur compounds in the bones to iron sulphide, which causes […]

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Seven Million Year Old Chad Skull

Seven million year old chad skull intrigues anthropologists according to reports in Nature Science Update 11 Jul 2002 and Nature, vol 418, p145, 11 Jul 2002. Michael Brunet of the University of Poitiers, France has found a skull with a chimp sized braincase, brow ridges like a gorilla, but smaller canines and thicker tooth enamel […]

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New Age Aussie Fossil

New age Aussie fossil in the British Natural History museum. When John Mackay first photographed the fossil Paracyclotosauraus davidi (a large Salamander-like labryinthodont) in 1987, it was labelled 200 million years old. When John photographed the same fossil in 1999, it was labelled 235 million years old. My how time flies! According to The Natural […]

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