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Article ID: 710099

UAlberta paleontologists report world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta

University of Alberta paleontologists have just reported the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed “Scotty,” lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.

22-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710083

Ancient birds out of the egg running

University of Hong Kong

The ~125 million-year-old Early Cretaceous fossil beds of Los Hoyas, Spain have long been known for producing thousands of petrified fish and reptiles (Fig. 1). However, one special fossil stands unique and is one of the rarest of fossils -- a nearly complete skeleton of a hatchling bird.

22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709502

Ancient records prompt rethink of animal evolution timeline

University of Edinburgh

Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.

12-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709389

New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

Cambridge University Press

A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125 million year old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia.

11-Mar-2019 11:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 709223

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out

Imperial College London

Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike.

6-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 709124

How megalodon's teeth evolved into the 'ultimate cutting tools'

Florida Museum of Natural History

Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, is known only from its gigantic bladelike teeth, which can be more than 7 inches long. But these teeth, described by some scientists as the "ultimate cutting tools," took millions of years to evolve into their final, iconic form.

5-Mar-2019 11:25 AM EST

Article ID: 708883

MSU biologist’s fossil study garners international attention

Mississippi State University

Research developed using an $832,000 National Science Foundation grant in a Mississippi State University biologist’s lab is gaining international attention this week in Current Biology, a premier bi-monthly scientific journal.

28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708860

New Findings Shed Light on Origin of Upright Walking in Human Ancestors

Case Western Reserve University

The oldest distinguishing feature between humans and our ape cousins is our ability to walk on two legs – a trait known as bipedalism. Among mammals, only humans and our ancestors perform this atypical balancing act. New research led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor of anatomy provides evidence for greater reliance on terrestrial bipedalism by a human ancestor than previously suggested in the ancient fossil record.

28-Feb-2019 10:10 AM EST
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    27-Feb-2019 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708688

Oldest Frog Relative Found in North America 

Virginia Tech

A team of paleontologists led by Virginia Tech’s Michelle Stocker and Sterling Nesbitt of the Department of Geosciences have identified fossil fragments of what are thought to be the oldest known frogs in North America.

26-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708369

Precise Chronology Suggests Extreme Volcanism Contributed to Dinosaur Extinction

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Not by meteorite alone did the dinosaurs die off. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory research scientist Kyle Samperton and colleagues present the most compelling evidence yet that massive volcanic eruptions in the Deccan Traps region of India contributed to the fall of the dinosaurs – also known as the end-Cretaceous mass extinction – approximately 66 million years ago.

21-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

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