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An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...
At least 25 people have died after a landslide caused by heavy snow swept through a village in Afghanistan. So far, eight people are known to have been injured in the incident, and there are fears the...

Confirmation of ancient lake on Mars offers hope that Perseverance rover’s soil and rock samples hold traces of life

If life ever existed on Mars, the Perseverance rover's verification of lake sediments at the base of the Jezero crater reinforces the hope that...

Research pieces ancient ecosystems together to reveal new details about the end-Triassic mass extinction

Startling new insights into the catastrophic impact of one of the most devastating events in Earth's history have been revealed by a team led...

Trilobites rise from the ashes to reveal ancient map

Ten newly discovered species of trilobites, hidden for 490 million years in a little-studied part of Thailand, could be the missing pieces in an...

Research reveals evidence of recurring ancient supereruption

Researchers have discovered a series of large undersea sediment deposits in a region near Italy that were likely formed by an ancient volcanic supereruption. These...

Curiosity rover finds new evidence of ancient Mars rivers, a key signal for life

New analysis of data from the Curiosity rover reveals that much of the craters on Mars today could have once been habitable rivers. "We're finding...

Ancient cracked mud found on Mars

A recent study published in Nature examines how mud cracks observed on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover could provide insight into how life on...

New ancient ape from Türkiye challenges the story of human origins

A new fossil ape from an 8.7-million-year-old site in Türkiye is challenging long-accepted ideas of human origins and adding weight to the theory that...

Ancient DNA reveals an early African origin of cattle in the Americas

Cattle may seem like uniquely American animals, steeped in the lore of cowboys, cattle drives and sprawling ranches. But cattle didn't exist on the...

New ancient Asian alligator species identified

A new species of ancient alligator from Thailand that is closely related to the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) is described in a study published...

In-situ observations of marine sedimentary rocks suggest ancient northern ocean on Mars

An international research team led by Professor Long Xiao from the School of Earth Sciences of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) has discovered the...

Researchers reveal impact of ancient earthquake

By combining the scientific powerhouses of genetics and geology, University of Otago researchers have identified a new area of coastal uplift, which had been...

Scientists save ancient Arctic ice in race to preserve climate history

Scientists have succeeded in saving samples of ancient Arctic ice for analysis in a race against time before it melts away due to climate...

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