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The Largest Dinosaur Graveyard Ever Discovered

Photo: MarkD The largest dinosaur ‘graveyard’ ever discovered has been found in Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada. The vast majority of the thousands of fossils in the bonebed were Centrosaurus apertus, a plant eating dinosaur named for the huge horn in the center of its head. They had massive teeth so they could chew through tough …

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Star Sands: Okinawa’s Incredibly Shaped Living Fossils

Photo: Renee Janssen Star sands, the minute wonders of nature found on beaches and in the sands of Indo-Pacific waters are protozoa that belong to the Foraminifera family. What made these earthly stars and how did they appear, though? Herelin lies a wonderful story that spars with modern biology. Photo: Chris Willson Chris Willson explains …

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Scientists Confirm: The Chicken Came First

Photo: protohiro For years the question ‘Which came first the chicken or the egg?’ has perplexed the experts. Now British scientists say they have discovered the answer – the chicken. Researchers at Sheffield and Warwick Universities, worked years on the project and now claim to have the proof they need to say that the chicken …

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Could Jurassic Park Soon Become A Reality?

Photo: Rom-dizImpression of what a saber-toothed cat looked like Back in 1996, the success of cloning experiments led to the birth of ‘Dolly’ the first ever cloned mammal, which lived to be six years old. This was hailed as a major breakthrough for science. Hundreds more sheep were cloned. It would pave the way for …

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The Modern Day Wasp That Lived 34 Million Years Ago

Photo: livescience.com We have all seen ‘Jurassic Park’ and the mosquitoes fixed in amber resin – just like the spider below – which died long before humanity ever took a breath. However, the latest find really is extraordinary. The world’s oldest discovered example of a fig wasp has been identified from an old find on …