Neatorama Posts Tagged "paleontology"
Elephant Has Spork for Mouth...

Illustration: Tomasz Jedrzejowski - via WIRED Do you remember the story of the blind men and the elephant? In that story, a group of blind men felt various parts of an elephant to describe the animal. The man who...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/10/05/Elephant-Has-Spork-for-Mouth/
Dinosaur Feathers Found in Ancient Amber...

More and more evidence of feathered dinosaurs comes to light as scientists look in different places. Paleontologists in Canada began digging through large museum collections of amber searching for tiny pieces of feathers...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/09/21/Dinosaur-Feathers-Found-in-Ancient-Amber/
World's Oldest Genome Sequenced from an Ancient Horse...

We've learned that dinosaur DNA from millions of years ago is too degraded to be deciphered, but scientists have been sequencing DNA from extinct animals, going further and further back as the art and science of genome s...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Worlds-Oldest-Genome-Sequenced-from-an-Ancient-Horse/
The 26-foot Long Rhino...

Paraceratherium was a rhinoceros that lived around 20 million years ago. Standing tall with a longer neck, it doesn't much resemble a modern rhinoceros. The 15-20 ton giant is the subject of a new book by paleontologist...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/05/08/The-26-foot-Long-Rhino/
The Most Ridiculous Scene in Jurassic Park...

What do paleontologists think about the movie Jurassic Park? Like most professionals seeing a movie that's close to home, they spot a lot of inaccuracies, but are overall pleased to have a movie about their subject. Pale...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/04/06/The-Most-Ridiculous-Scene-in-Jurassic-Park/
Fossil Birds with Four Wings...

Paleontologists in China have discovered ancient ancestors of birds that had both front and rear wings.Modern birds generally work with two wings, using small, clawed hind legs for ground travel. A few, like the golden e...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/03/18/Fossil-Birds-with-Four-Wings/
Scientists Finally Confirm the Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs...

There has been a great deal of speculation over the years and substantial evidence that an asteroid is likely what extinguished all dinosaur life. Science could never prove what asteroid may have triggered the extinction...

http://m.neatorama.com/2013/02/09/Scientists-Finally-Confirm-the-Asteroid-that-Killed-the-Dinosaurs/
Fossils of the Earliest Dinosaur...

A fossil uncovered in Africa over 70 years ago has led to modern researchers identifying what was likely the earliest dinosaur, Nyasasaurus parringtoni. In the 1930s, Rex Carringon, a fossil hunter from Cambridge, first...

http://m.neatorama.com/2012/12/19/Fossils-of-the-Earliest-Dinosaur/
Early Human Relatives Ate Bark...

A fossil species of the human family called Australopithecus sediba is a fairly recent discovery. Some of the two-million-year-old individuals unearthed in Africa have tartar on their teeth, which is rare among primate f...

http://m.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/early-human-relatives-ate-bark/
Fossilized Copulating Turtle Couple Discovered In Germany...

These shell backed lovers were fossilized while doing the nasty around 47 million years ago, and now have the distinction of being the only vertebrate fossils ever found frozen in the act of making love. The mating co...

http://m.neatorama.com/2012/06/22/fossilized-copulating-turtle-couple-discovered-in-germany/




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