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Earth’s oldest-known rocks provide clues about early tectonics

Earth is currently the only planet known to harbor lifeā€”thanks in large part due to the operation of plate tectonics, which cycles critical biogeochemical...

Apex predator of the Cambrian likely sought soft over crunchy prey

Biomechanical studies on the arachnid-like front ā€œlegsā€ of an extinct apex predator show that the 2-foot (60-centimeter) marine animalĀ Anomalocaris canadensisĀ was likely much weaker than...

New study sheds light on the evolution of animals

A study led by the University of Oxford has brought us one step closer to solving a mystery that has puzzled naturalists since Charles...

Predatory dinosaurs such as T. rex sported lizard-like lips

A new study suggests that predatory dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, did not have permanently exposed teeth as depicted in films such as Jurassic Park, but...

Fossil discovery in Canada could be rare complete dinosaur skeleton

A fossil discovered in Canada could be a rare finding of an entire dinosaur skeleton complete with fossilised skin, scientists believe. The exposed fossil of...

Discovery of new types of microfossils may answer an age-old scientific question

Scientists have long pondered how and when the evolution of prokaryotes to eukaryotes occurred. A collaborative research team from Tohoku University and the University...