Paleontology

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Recreate Fossils

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Recreate Fossils

Scientists from the Department of Radiology at Charité Campus Mitte in Berlin have again created dinosaur fossils from blueprints. These blueprints are made with the help of computed tomography or CT scans. This has been done for the very first time by the scientists, reveals Live Science.

Study suggests that dogs came from Europe

Study suggests that dogs came from Europe

A recent study shows that dogs came from Europe and not from the Middle East or East Asia as was thought earlier.

Olaf Thalmann from the University of Turku in Finland led a team of researchers which used prehistoric genomes find that European hunter-gatherers transformed wolves into friendly Fidos around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.

This new finding has started a fresh debate on the age old topic going on among researchers for years now.

Fossils of 2 Dinosaurs Thought to have Died in Combat with Each Other to be Auctioned

Fossils of 2 Dinosaurs Thought to have Died in Combat with Each Other to be Auctioned

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that auction is going to take place in New York of the fossils of two dinosaurs that seems to have killed each other. The auction will take place next week.

Thomas Lindgren from auction house Bonhams has said that the pair is quite vital as it is considered that they have entered into a fight with each other when they died. The fossils are said to have been found in a Montana ranch in 2006.

Oldest Big Cat Fossil Found in Himalayas

Oldest Big Cat Fossil Found in Himalayas

The oldest fossil of big cat that is `similar to a snow leopard' has been discovered in the Himalayas. The fossil has been named as Panthera blytheae. The parts of head have been found to be 4.1 and 5.95 million years old. The complete skull is about 4.4 million years of age.

The Pantherinae subfamily consists of lions, jaguars, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, and clouded leopards.

The unearthing in Tibet favors the hypothesis that big cats grew in central Asia, not Africa.

39,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth to Go on Public Display in Taiwan

39,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth to Go on Public Display in Taiwan

A wooly mammoth, called Yuka was found entombed in Syria in arctic ice in 2010. Its blond-red wool and soft tissues have added to the unique factors for which it will be displayed in Taiwan on weekend.

The 39,000-year-old mammoth, as per experts, is considered to be around 10-year -old at the time when it died. Exhibition organiser Yoshihiro Ota has talked about mammoth's preserves and affirmed that they are very important for them.

"Most mammoths found with a complete body were only babies. This is the first time we found a young mammoth with the whole body", said Ota.

Researchers Report Oldest Footprints of Bird Species Ever

Researchers Report Oldest Footprints of Bird Species Ever

A panel of paleontologists from the Emory University in Atlanta lately suggested that it has found oldest ever footprints of a bird.

A sandy riverbank reported two footprints, which were thin-toed. Connoisseurs said that these probably dated back to over 100 million years and were the oldest known tracks of birds in Australia.

LA Reports Extinct Creatures’ Bones This Time

LA Reports Extinct Creatures’ Bones This Time

Almost 100 years back, digs had begun in Los Angeles. On Monday, such a dig uncovered bones of mastodons, mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats and the like gullible creatures of Ice Age.

Amid the LA's apartments and buildings as well as restaurants, a sticky prehistoric beast graveyard could be found. The same comprises a small squad that thoroughly struggles through a fossil accumulation in the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Kevin Terris Discovers Complete Specimen of Young Duck-Billed Dinosaur

Kevin Terris Discovers Complete Specimen of Young Duck-Billed Dinosaur

Kevin Terris was a high school senior from a boarding school in Claremont, Calif. He dreamt of his career in paleontology.

Terris is now 22 years old. He can take credit for discovering the mainly complete specimen of a young duck-billed dinosaur. This dinosaur is known as a Parasaurolophus. The extraordinary fossil of the 1-year-old plant eater could disclose the mystery behind the development of strange horn-like protuberance among the extinct hadrosaurid throughout its life.

Best Preserved Nervous System in an Anciet Fossil Found

Best Preserved Nervous System in an Anciet Fossil Found

A research published in the journal Nature has revealed about the best preserved nervous system in an ancient fossil. The research has been carried out by a group of researchers from the Natural History Museum in London.

As per the study researchers, it has been found that the fossil dates back 520 million years. It is said that fossil has feature of spider. Study researchers have affirmed the same due to nerve cords running through the creature's trunk.

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Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Mosquitoes have been sucking blood of other creatures for nearly 50 million years, a research by scientists at the National Museum of Natural History revealed.

The researchers discovered components of red blood cells (RBCs) in a fossilized mosquito that existed nearly 46 million years ago.

The fossilized mosquito was discovered from inside an oil shale (a sedimentary rock) extracted from a prehistoric lakebed in north-western Montana.

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