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Scientist Discovers Inability to Chew Hard Food in South African Ancestral Species

Scientist Discovers Inability to Chew Hard Food in South African Ancestral Species

A study published in the journal Nature states that human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, couldn’t eat hard food stuff as they possessed undeveloped dental structure. The remains of Australopithecus sediba were found in 2008 in South Africa and are believed to have lived less than 2 million year ago in forest areas.

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Similarities between Rusingoryx and hadrosaurs are great example of convergent evolution

Similarities between Rusingoryx and hadrosaurs are great example of convergent evolution

Science is perpetually full of surprises because researchers have found species from the Ice Age that has a lot common with a group of dinosaurs that used to roam during the Cretaceous period 145 to 66 million years ago.

Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct species, shares a feature with a group of hadrosaurs, which is a nasal crest. As per scientists, a Pleistocene antelope having a bony nasal crest akin to some hadrosaur species is a sheer example of convergent evolution.

Early humans ate tortoises as side dish: archeologists discover

Early humans ate tortoises as side dish: archeologists discover

A new archeological discovery at the famous Qesem cave site in Israel revealed that prehistoric cave-dwellers ate tortoises as an appetiser or side dish, the latest edition of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews reported.

A team of researchers discovered tortoise remains in large quantities at the Qesem cave site, which has long been a hotbed for archeological research on ancient humans. The researchers determined that ancient hunter-gatherers used to crack open tortoises and ate them as side dish on top of the large game.

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.

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