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A preserved cockroach that died in the act of pooping. The fossilized excrement is shown in panels D and E. Scientists now have an answer to a question you never knew you had: What happened to all the dinosaur dung? Cockroaches vacuumed it up, a new study suggests.
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Paleontologists and biologists from Russia, Slovakia, Germany, Lebanon, and Japan are the first to offer positive fossil proof that cockroaches cleaned up the dung left by Triassic, Jurassic, and Early Cretaceous dinosaurs in the Dec. 4, 2013, edition of the journal Public Library of Science .
Although it lived roughly 65 million years before the earliest known occurrence of figs, the fossil wasp's ovipositor closely resembles those of today's fig wasps.
Vance-Granville Community College biology instructor Button Brady shows students a deer skull as she talks about different careers involving the sciences during a career day talk at Clarke Elementary School.
It's the first time the use of a tool has been documented in reptiles, according to the study published in the current edition of Ethology, Ecology and Evolution.
On a rainy afternoon at the American Museum of Natural History, the illustrator Mick Ellison made his way through the crowds to a creature he had drawn - forty-five million years, give or take, after it last walked the earth.
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The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for 400,000 pounds to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain on Wednesday.
The Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals exhibition, which comprises of two international travelling dinosaur exhibitions, The Growth and Behaviour of Dinosaurs and Ice Age, The Exhibition , showcases life-sized dinosaur skeletons and an impressive collection of original fossils shipped from the Museum of the Rockies in the United ... (more)
Horses are American icons, running free over the open deserts and plains of the west.
This dinosaur-poop-eating cockroach was found preserved in an amber deposit in Lebanon.
The San Bernardino County Museum will host an illustrated lecture on horses and their fossils on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. "Through the Desert on a Horse with No Name," will be presented by Eric Scott, curator of paleontology, and is free with paid museum admission.
All the four most diverse orders of animals belong to the group of insects with complete metamorphosis, i.e. having a dormant pupa, jointly known as Holometabola.
The bones were first thought to belong to European Neanderthals, but analysis showed they are genetically closer to the Siberian Denisovans.
The dinosaur Erlikosaurus andrewsi likely had a keratin-rich beak covering part of its snout.
Nature Storytelling with Fossils is written by military youth for youth, starting in grades 3 and up, with projects included.
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