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Fossil footprints suggest early humans walked in North America 23,000 years ago
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Fossil footprints suggest early humans walked in North America 23,000 years ago

Sep 24th 2021, 8:53 AM 16,546 Views 23 Comments

The findings may shed light on a mystery that has long intrigued scientists on when people first arrived in the Americas.

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life
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‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life

Jul 28th 2021, 7:14 PM 22,210 Views 14 Comments

If verified, the fossils may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare
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325-million-year-old amphibian fossil discovered in Co Clare

Oct 9th 2019, 10:21 PM 24,756 Views 38 Comments

The 10mm-long bones are believed to come from a small amphibian that would have been an ancestor to the first lizards.

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru
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Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Apr 5th 2019, 8:12 AM 22,199 Views 28 Comments

Scientists say the creature measured about 13 feet in length and could likely walk and swim.

A team at NUI Galway reckon they've cracked 'Darwin's Dilemma'
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A team at NUI Galway reckon they've cracked 'Darwin's Dilemma'

Dec 15th 2018, 9:30 AM 45,753 Views 60 Comments

The great naturalist could not explain an apparent gap in animal evolution.

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye
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170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:31 PM 26,143 Views 31 Comments

Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.

Scientists have solved the mystery of why so many mammoth fossils are male
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Scientists have solved the mystery of why so many mammoth fossils are male

Nov 5th 2017, 7:10 AM 22,595 Views 18 Comments

Young male Ice Age mammoths likely roamed alone and got themselves into risky situations.

Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
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Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs

Jul 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,392 Views 19 Comments

The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.

Clare geologist discovers 300 million year-old shark tooth
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Clare geologist discovers 300 million year-old shark tooth

May 11th 2017, 4:02 PM 19,255 Views 25 Comments

The shark once hunted in the ancient seas at a time when Ireland was located close to the equator.

Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago
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Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago

Mar 2nd 2017, 3:02 PM 13,439 Views 47 Comments

Earth is thought to be about 4.57 billion years old.

Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils
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Man sentenced to jail for smuggling dinosaur fossils

Jun 5th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,002 Views 10 Comments

The man was sentenced, despite his work in helping Mongolia open its first dinosaur museum.

A real (not live) dinosaur is being sold in the UK today
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A real (not live) dinosaur is being sold in the UK today

Nov 27th 2013, 3:40 PM 7,150 Views 16 Comments

The 17 metre Diplodocus skeleton named ‘Misty’ is expected to sell at auction for €720,000.

Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment
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Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment

Jul 16th 2013, 9:40 PM 14,608 Views 31 Comments

The bones were discovered by construction workers earlier today.

Ancient croc discovered in Dorset - and we had them here too
# Ireland's Beasts
# Ireland's Beasts

Ancient croc discovered in Dorset - and we had them here too

Mar 23rd 2012, 5:01 PM 7,497 Views 12 Comments

An unknown species was recently discovered in the UK, but Irish waters once had crocodiles and beasts of all sorts.

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils
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# Giant Penguin

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils

Feb 29th 2012, 1:25 PM 3,200 Views 13 Comments

Bones of the ‘Kairuku’, extinct for about 26 million years, were discovered in New Zealand 35 years ago.

What does the discerning gentleman collect?
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What does the discerning gentleman collect?

Jan 22nd 2012, 9:15 AM 4,059 Views 1 Comment

Glass eyes, 45-million-year-old fossils and Winston Churchill’s half-smoked cigar among the items sold at annual curios auction.

Amber fossils shed light on India’s past
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Amber fossils shed light on India’s past

Oct 28th 2010, 8:00 PM 647 Views 0 Comments

The discovery of perfectly preserved insects in India has challenged the assumption that the country was an isolated island continent about 52 million years ago.

The oldest sign of life, ever: a 650-million-year-old fossil
# Animal Life
# Animal Life

The oldest sign of life, ever: a 650-million-year-old fossil

Aug 19th 2010, 8:57 PM 301 Views 0 Comments

A glacial deposit found in Australia shows that life is at least 70 million years older than we thought.