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The fossil record gives us an account of fossilized animals and plants that are found in layers of strata. Some fossils no doubt date from before or after the Flood , but the vast majority are the direct results of a Flood process that was global in extent.
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The distribution of R1a and R1b . Two of the three most common Human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroups in Europe.
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Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom Schools became junior Paleontologists last week as they began the meticulous task of surveying and excavating faux dinosaur bones. In teacher Dan Michaels' science class, the students designed and built the to-scale box, using wood, nails and hammers, that houses the dig site the classes filled with sand.
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Portuguese and Spanish paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur, the smallest in Portugal, researchers involved in the discovery have revealed. It's one of the smallest on record in Portugal and probably the smallest of herbivorous dinosaurs, because it belongs to one of the smallest groups at a global level and because it probably wasn't yet an adult, Xinhua cited Portuguese Lusa News Agency as quoting researcher Fernando Escasso Tuesday.
The only good fossil is one that's buried or in a museum. The little reptile isn't being burnt with its rock in a power station.
The Naranjo Museum of Natural History Junior Rangers got a crash course in Paleontology on Tuesday. The kids got to help Dr. Neal Naranjo uncover a possible foot belonging to a Therizinosaurus, otherwise known as the "leaping lizard."
The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, according to a study applying biomechanical analyses to fossilized leaves. The study provides much-needed evidence for how the extinction event unfolded in the plant communities at the time.
With our 25th wedding anniversary next week, my wife's answer is always the same: "Make sure you have the world's weirdest honeymoon. That way things can only get better."
It left a crater more than 150 km across and the resulting mega tsunami, wildfires, global earthquakes and volcanism are believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and made way for the rise of the mammals. It is still evident in the Chicxulub crater, named after the nearby village.
The killer meteorite that extinguished the dinosaurs also torched North America's forests and plants. The harsh conditions after the impact favored fast-growing flowering plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order, a new study reports.
Dozens of videos of the Russian meteor were uploaded to Youtube soon after impact on the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, many of which originated from vehicle dashboard cameras . During the morning commute many drivers saw the bright orb grow and explode in the atmosphere.
Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest teeming with life - it's not what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire, England. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster's 310-million-year-old past, including a fossilized shark egg case, has been discovered in a derelict mining tip.
Animatronic dinosaurs, the centerpiece of Dinomania 2014, arrived at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology today, Tuesday, Sept. 16. This is the sixth time the MOST has hosted Dinomania, created by Kokoro Exhibits.
Local fisherman discovered what may well be the remains of a deep frozen dinosaur, and the head appears to be more than just a fossilized relic. He revealed: "It was hard to miss, because the boat driven by my colleague Oleg Yushkov had bumped against it.
At least 145 million years ago, a hungry sea urchin might have left these star-shaped marks on this rib fragment of an ichthyosaur. When whales die, their bodies sink to the seafloor.
Mosses have existed on Earth for more than 400 million years. During this period they survived many climate catastrophes that wiped out more robust organisms such as, for example, dinosaurs.
Sure, it's going to be big... but how big? TJ McCue decided to hop into an RV and find out. He's in the middle of an eight-month road trip around the U.S., stopping more than 100 times along the way to see how American businesses -- and individuals -- are putting 3D technology to use.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:28 pm
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