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Fossilized evidence of a tumor in a 255-million-year-old mammal forerunner

December 9, 2016

When paleontologists at the University of Washington cut into the fossilized jaw of a distant mammal relative, they…
Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

October 29, 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found…
Ancient faeces provides earliest evidence of infectious disease being carried on Silk Road

July 23, 2016

An ancient latrine near a desert in north-western China has revealed the first archaeological evidence that travellers along…
Chasing after a prehistoric Kite Runner

April 6, 2016

Scientists have discovered an ancient animal that carried its young in capsules tethered to the parent’s body like…
Ancient flowering plant was beautiful – but probably poisonous

February 17, 2016

Researchers announced in the journal Nature Plants the discovery of the first-ever fossil specimens of an “asterid” –…
Carbon soot particles, dust blamed for discoloring India’s Taj Maha

December 11, 2014

The Taj Mahal’s iconic marble dome and soaring minarets require regular cleaning to maintain their dazzling appearance, and…
Egg hunt to find Ice Age parents

June 25, 2014

The hunt is on to find the rightful parents of a fossil egg that reputedly belongs to an…
Flinders scientist unveils ancient fossil fish

June 13, 2014

An ancient fossil fish that lived 423 million years ago – representing the earliest large vertebrate predator in…
Palaeontologists unearth rare 15-million-year-old bilby

March 18, 2014

An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia’s answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh…
Human ancestor was less-chimp-like than thought: study

December 4, 2013

Orrorin tugenensis femur. Credit: David Alba The last common ancestor of Man and Ape was not a knuckle-walking,…
Ancient Egyptians may have used balms to add flavor to mummified meat

November 20, 2013

Beef rib meat mummy from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuiu (1386-1349 BC). Credit: PNAS. The ancient Egyptians’…
Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

November 13, 2013

This artist rendering by Mauricio Anton of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows a reconstruction of an extinct…
Visualizing the past: Nondestructive imaging of ancient fossils

November 12, 2013

This shows fossil and recent araucarian cones sectioned in 2D by microCT (A, D, G), and showing one…
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