Fossil

  • Over 8,000 Indians register for project Mars One 03-11-2013 10:26 PM

    Chennai: Over 8,000 Indians have so far signed up for the one-way trip to Mars and settle down on the red planet. The one-way trip called Mars One, a project by The Netherlands, has been conceived with the aim of establishing a colony there in the next 10 years. An...
  • Fossilised birds found in wall of 177-year-old school 08-10-2013 05:57 PM

    Kolkata: Fossils of 17 birds were found buried in a wall during renovation of a 177-year-old school building in Kolkata, with the Zoological Survey of India suggesting that they are the remains of a species of crows. The fossilised remains were found during renovation of La Martiniere for Boys School...
  • Scientists discover fossil of oldest land-living creature of Gondwana 03-09-2013 06:35 PM

    Scientists have discovered a 350-million-year-old fossilised scorpion in South Africa which is the oldest known land animal to have lived on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. Dr Robert Gess, from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, discovered the fossilised scorpion from rocks near Grahamstown in...
  • Marine fossil site in Ariyalur to be declared 'National Geological Monument' 21-08-2013 03:13 PM

    Geological Survey of India would soon declare a marine fossil site in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu as a 'National Geological Monument,' a top GSI official said in Chennai on Wednesday. "We have already written to the Ministry of Science and Technology for declaring the site as a 'National Geological...
  • US returning trove of dinosaur fossils to Mongolia 11-05-2013 07:50 AM

    New York: The United States will return to Mongolia more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaur skeletons, including two Tyrannosaurus bataars that are 70 million years old and at least six fossilized Oviraptors, US officials said on Friday. The announcement followed the handover to Mongolian officials on Monday of another...
  • Oldest fossils on Earth discovered 22-08-2011 12:45 PM

    London: The Earth's oldest fossils that show convincing evidence of cells and bacteria living in an oxygen-free world over 3.4 billion years ago have been discovered. The discovery has been made by a team led by Dr David Wacey of the University of Western Australia and including Professor Martin Brasier...
  • Five-year-old finds 160 million-year-old fossil 18-03-2011 05:46 PM

    London: A five-year-old girl in Britain has found a massive 160 million-year-old fossil while digging with her plastic beach spade. Emily Baldry found the pre-historic specimen at Cotswold Water Park in Gloucestershire, Daily Express reported Friday. She was digging when her plastic spade struck something hard. Her father Jon and...
  • Kin of fossil Lucy had feet like modern people 11-02-2011 01:37 PM

    Washington: Lucy's feet were made for walking. That's the word from a team of researchers who got a first look at a foot bone from this human relative who lived 3 million or more years ago, and concluded this ancestor was fully comfortable with life on the ground, rather than...
  • Remains of first one-fingered dinosaur found 25-01-2011 07:19 PM

    Washington: Paleontologists have discovered what they claim is the remains of the world's first known bug-eating dinosaur which sported just a single finger on each of its hands and weighed just 450 grams. The tiny one-fingered beast has been named 'Linhenykus monodactylus'. Linhenykus means "claw from Linhe", the city in...
  • Male pterodactyls tools to woo opposite sex 21-01-2011 06:44 PM

    London: Male pterodactyls, a class of flying reptiles which lived alongside dinosaurs between 220 and 65 million years ago, used their giant head crests to woo the opposite sex, a rare fossil find has revealed. Scientists who have unearthed a 160-million-year-old fossil, dubbed "Mrs T", believe that while female pterodactyls...
  • New carnivorous dinosaurs identified in Sahara 14-02-2008 02:34 PM

    London: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has claimed that 56 cricketers have reported being approached by illegal bookmakers in the past one year alone. Even as his proposal to have lie-detector tests to help ICC's anti-corruption unit met with rejection from the Players' Union, Waugh said the number is too...
  • Fossil desert in Egypt holds clues to global warming 05-08-2007 12:07 PM

    World heritage site was an ocean millions of years ago. ...
  • Dinosaur eggs reportedly found in MP 07-02-2007 02:12 PM

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  • Giant dinosaur bones found in Spain 23-12-2006 12:03 PM

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  • 'Monster' fossil found in Norway 06-10-2006 08:23 AM

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  • Remains of earliest child discovered 22-09-2006 03:26 PM

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  • Fossils of new dinosaur species found 29-08-2006 11:37 AM

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