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Bones of Mammals found at Oregon University Stadium

Bones of Mammals found at Oregon University Stadium

One may not expect dead remains of an animal as old as ice age to appear in a university stadium. Perhaps, this happened in the Oregon State University’s football stadium, the bones of mammoth and other ancient animals were discovered by some construction workers while working. The incident soon lured the interested students and professors towards the site, who ultimately took the responsibility of safely sorting out the bones from soil, leading the construction workers to shift their construction work elsewhere for short duration.

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Humans Munched on Cantaloupe-Sized Eggs of Megafauna, Leading to its Demise

Humans Munched on Cantaloupe-Sized Eggs of Megafauna, Leading to its Demise

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder-led team have solved the mystery behind the extinction of huge ancient Australian birds, Megafauna. Till now, it was believed that climate change was responsible for the extinction of Genyornis newtoni, a flightless bird that stood about seven feet tall and lived roughly 50,000 years ago. But, the new study has revealed that humans munched on the cantaloupe-sized eggs of Genyornis newtoni, leading to the demise of a 500-pound bird.

Bones of Mammoth and Ice Age Mammals Unearthed from Oregon State University football Stadium

Bones of Mammoth and Ice Age Mammals Unearthed from Oregon State University football Stadium

Construction crew accidentally discovered 10,000-year-old bones of mammoth and other mammals during a renovation at Reser Stadium, as per a press information released by Oregon State University.

The university University announced Tuesday that ancient bones were unearthed when crews were working at Valley Football Center. Bones belong to an ancient elephants and other Ice Age animals like a bison and camel. Oregon State The uUniversity’s associate professor of anthropology Loren Davis analyzed the bones and found that they are at least 10,000 years old.

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Fossils of dinosaur that acted forerunner to T. rex unearthed in Wales

Fossils of dinosaur that acted forerunner to T. rex unearthed in Wales

Scientists on Wednesday have announced the discovery of the ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus. They have discovered the fossil remains of two-legged dinosaur called Dracoraptor that lived 200 million years ago while they were working in Wales.

The fossils were first discovered in 2014 under a cliff in Wales. And a year later, a researcher found foot bones at the same site, which led to the start of initial excavation that led to the discovery of skull, foot bones, claws and teeth.

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Cosmic Particles may Solve Long-standing Pyramid Mystery

Cosmic Particles may Solve Long-standing Pyramid Mystery

The ancient pyramids mystery has been baffling researchers from more than 4,500 years. They still don’t know how the unexplained structures were built. But soon, they can solve the long standing mystery by analyzing cosmic particles absorbed by Bent Pyramid walls.

The researchers have planned to use muon tomography to scan the Dahshur’s Bent Pyramid. The tomography is a scanning process capable of detecting nuclear contraband in cargo. They will try to analyze how the pyramid’s walls absorbed cosmic participles in an attempt to know if there is any hidden chamber.

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American Museum of Natural History puts 122-foot-long Dinosaur on Show

American Museum of Natural History puts 122-foot-long Dinosaur on Show

A newly discovered 122-foot-long dinosaur has been displayed at the American Museum of Natural History. The dino has surpassed the museum's model of a blue whale by roughly 30 feet.

The size of the prehistoric creature was so huge that it couldn’t even fit in the gallery space. A part of the creature’s 39-foot-long neck will extend through the passageway for greeting visitors.

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Largest-Ever Marine Crocodile’s Remains suggest Jurassic Period wasn’t as Bad as Previously Thought

Largest-Ever Marine Crocodile’s Remains suggest Jurassic Period wasn’t as Bad as Previously Thought

Unearthing dinosaur remains may be common, but fossil of largest ever marine crocodile isn’t common. Paleontologists have discovered remains of a crocodile longer than a three story building in a Tunisian desert.

The prehistoric crocodile, which measured over 30 feet long, is a largest saltwater crocodile yet discovered, as per the paleontologists. This marine monster is believed to be swam millions of years ago, and had a big huge that can easily munch a human.

Know What is Common between Plesiosaur and Penguins

Researchers since long were baffled by the mechanical movements of plesiosaur, but the findings of a new study have helped researchers know the missing link between this. The new study suggests that plesiosaur had same mechanical movements like that of penguins when it comes to swimming.  According to study authors, the Plesiosaurs thrived in the seas at the time when earth was still ruled by dinosaurs. These marine reptiles used to swim underwater as if they were ‘flying’, said researchers.  These marine r

Researchers since long were baffled by the mechanical movements of plesiosaur, but the findings of a new study have helped researchers know the missing link between this. The new study suggests that plesiosaur had same mechanical movements like that of penguins when it comes to swimming.

According to study authors, the Plesiosaurs thrived in the seas at the time when earth was still ruled by dinosaurs. These marine reptiles used to swim underwater as if they were ‘flying’, said researchers.

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Meet a Creature That Looks like Dinosaur but Swims Much like Penguins

Meet a Creature That Looks like Dinosaur but Swims Much like Penguins

Scientists since long have been puzzled by Meyerasaurus’ unique ability to swim in waters several hundred years ago. But according to a new study, this extinct marine reptile used its flippers to swim, very much like penguins.

The findings of new experiments reported this week in PLOS Computational Biology experiments revealed that Meyerasaurus, the extinct marine reptile, moved its flippers to fly underwater in the same manner like turtles and penguins do today.

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Scientists Discover Remains of Medium-Sized Dinosaur Named Morelladon

Scientists Discover Remains of Medium-Sized Dinosaur Named Morelladon

A team of researchers has revealed that they have discovered remains of a new medium-sized dinosaur near the town of Morella in Spain's Castellon Province. The dinosaur has an unusual sail-like structure on its back, found researchers.

According to the team, Morelladon was a four-legged herbivore that measured around six meters long i.e. almost 20 feet. The team noted that a series of boney spines were protruding out from its back. These unusual bones formed a sail-like structure, which was about two feet (60 cm) tall.

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