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Palaeontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

Palaeontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever f...
Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List

Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List

Human appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex pre...
Tall ice-cliffs may trigger big calving events - and fast sea-level rise

Tall ice-cliffs may trigger big calving events - and fast sea-level rise

Glaciers that drain ice sheets such as Antarctica or Greenland often flow into the ocean, ending in near-vertical cliffs. As the glacier fl...
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed

Jupiter's unknown journey revealed

It is known that gas giants around other stars are often located very near their sun. According to accepted theory, these gas planets were ...
British Library returns historic documents stolen from Greek monastery

British Library returns historic documents stolen from Greek monastery

The British Library has returned three rare historic documents that had been illegally removed from the Panagia Chrysopodaritissa Monastery...
4,000-year-old cist burial discovered in England

4,000-year-old cist burial discovered in England

A skeleton thought to be about 4,000 years old has been unearthed by builders working at a hotel in rural Northumberland. Credit: North...
Ruins of ancient imperial palace gateway found in central China

Ruins of ancient imperial palace gateway found in central China

Archaeologists in central China's Henan Province have found a gate of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) imperial palace in the city of...
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley

New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley

Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of our planet that progressively break continental plates with the eventual deve...
Ancient birds out of the egg running

Ancient birds out of the egg running

The ~125 million-year-old Early Cretaceous fossil beds of Los Hoyas, Spain have long been known for producing thousands of petrified fish a...
Half-a-billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies

Half-a-billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies

One of the ocean's little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered ...
A new treasure trove of Cambrian secrets unearthed

A new treasure trove of Cambrian secrets unearthed

Researchers have discovered an early Cambrian fossil assemblage located along the bank of the Danshui River in China. It contains more than...

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