Submitted by Luis Georg on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 18:51
A new scientific order has been created for a recently-discovered insect that lived in a region what is now known as Burma nearly 100 million years ago, alongside dinosaurs.
According to a new study published in the journal Cretaceous Research, the tiny insect with an “alien-like” appearance and unusual features was discovered by Oregon State University (OSU) researchers in amber.
The researchers described the ancient fossilized creature as a small, wingless female insect that lived in fissures in trees’ bark. It might have fed on worms, mites or fungi.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 07:16
Eggs of duck-billed dinosaurs took as long as six months to hatch, while the eggs of larger dinosaurs might have taken even longer time to hatch, a new study suggested.
A team of researchers led by Gregory M. Erickson of Florida State University used a new technique on some rare fossils of unhatched dinosaur embryos, and determined that those embryos consumed twice as long to hatch as bird eggs of similar size.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:51
A new study has suggested that “Lucy,” a more than 3 million year old human relative at the evolutionary cusp between humans and primates, would climb trees regularly and she spent a lot of time in treetops.
Lucy was able to walk upright on two legs, like moderns humans. But, scientists were previously unable determine whether she climbed trees regularly like nonhuman primates or not.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:18
The pre-human “Lucy” either lived in trees or at least spent a lot of time in trees, a new analysis of the little hominid’s skeleton suggested.
A tem of researchers from that Johns Hopkins University and University of Texas conducted scans of Lucy’s skeleton, a more than three million years old fossil that is also known as AL 288-1. Bone scans showed that Lucy’s upper arms had been thicker and stronger than her thigh bones. The same pattern is found in chimpanzees.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 06:15
For the first time in centuries, a restoration team has exposed the original rock surface where Jesus Christ is believed to have been buried in Jerusalem.
The restoration team, including experts from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, peeled away a marble layer in the innermost chamber of a tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to reach the original rock surface.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sun, 10/23/2016 - 20:07
After analyzing 423 million year old fish fossils, researchers from Sweden and China have offered interesting information about evolution of animal jaws. The research team analyzed fish fossils found in China's Yunnan province belonging to Qilinyu rostrata fish species. The study results have been published in journal Science.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sat, 10/22/2016 - 16:43
Scientists have hinted about finding a new species of dinosaurs after they analyzed fossilized bones found by Queensland resident David Ellioitt. The massive bones have led scientists to suggest new family tree for sauropods which could have thrived in Australia during the past. Mr. Ellioitt now heads Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Australia. The analysis suggests that dinosaur could be 40-50 feet long.