Posts Tagged ‘Fossils’

The Hominid Brain

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A virtual endocast of a hominid skull that dates back nearly 2 million years raises questions about the evolution of the human brain. Found at CBS News.


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Mammalian Dinosaurs?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Measurements dinosaur body temperatures show some were as warm as most modern mammals, suggesting they were fast and nimble like the velociraptors of Jurassic Park. Found at YouTube from caltech.

Fossilized Pollen Reveals A Forrest-Filled Antarctica

Friday, July 1st, 2011

A detailed examination of the first direct and detailed climate record from the continental shelves surrounding Antarctica reveals that the last remnant of Antarctic vegetation existed in a tundra landscape on the continent’s northern peninsula about 12 million years ago. Found at YouTube from RiceUniversity.

Frozen In Paleontological Time

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The remains of an extraordinary fossil unearthed in 67-million-year-old sediments from Gujarat, western India reveal that snakes preyed on hatchling dinosaurs. The snake was coiled around a recently hatched egg adjacent to a hatchling sauropod. The discovery was made by in international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan’s Jeff Wilson and the Geological Survey of India’s Dhananjay Mohabey. Found at YouTube from futurityvideo via Futurity.

Venomous Prehistoric Raptor

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

A group of University of Kansas researchers working with Chinese colleagues have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that thrived some 128 million years ago in China. This is the first report of venom in the lineage that leads to modern birds. Found at YouTube from KU.