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Bolivia: walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs

If you want to walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs it seems Bolivia is the place to be. Authorities say it is now home to the greatest number of dino

If you want to walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs it seems Bolivia is the place to be. Authorities say it is now home to the greatest number of dino

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Smuggled dinosaur remains to be returned to Mongolia

US authorities have agreed to return the remains of 18 dinosaurs to Mongolia. Thought to be between 68 and 80 million years old, the fossils were

US authorities have agreed to return the remains of 18 dinosaurs to Mongolia. Thought to be between 68 and 80 million years old, the fossils were

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Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face researchers find

Let’s face it. It’s easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish – vertebrates just like people – have a face. But it

Let’s face it. It’s easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish – vertebrates just like people – have a face. But it

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Prone to illness? Blame the Neanderthals

It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal. According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from these

It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal. According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from these

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This is a European Hunter-gatherer before 7.000 years

Scientists have shed light on what ancient Europeans looked like. Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the

Scientists have shed light on what ancient Europeans looked like. Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the

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Oldest human DNA yields more questions than answers

400,000-year old bones discovered at an archaeological site in northern Spain could revolutionise the way we think about evolution. The oldest

400,000-year old bones discovered at an archaeological site in northern Spain could revolutionise the way we think about evolution. The oldest

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Evolution theory shaken by new skull find

Studies on a newly discovered skull dating back 1.8 million years could drastically change the way we understand human evolution. According to the

Studies on a newly discovered skull dating back 1.8 million years could drastically change the way we understand human evolution. According to the

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Peru discovers whale fossils in desert dating back 40 million years

A team of palaeontologists have unearthed a trove of ancient whale fossils, believed to be more than 40 million years old, in Peru’s Ocucaje

A team of palaeontologists have unearthed a trove of ancient whale fossils, believed to be more than 40 million years old, in Peru’s Ocucaje

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Flying lizard set to change the textbooks

An international team of Romanian, British and Brazilian palaeontologists has discovered a new species of pterosaurus called Eurazhdarcho in

An international team of Romanian, British and Brazilian palaeontologists has discovered a new species of pterosaurus called Eurazhdarcho in

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Richard III found

DNA tests on the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester in the UK last autumn show that the remains are indeed those of Richard III –

DNA tests on the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester in the UK last autumn show that the remains are indeed those of Richard III –

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Neanderthal cloning remains theoretical

There is no chance a Neanderthal is going to move in next door anytime soon, despite frenzied media speculation about the viability of cloning

There is no chance a Neanderthal is going to move in next door anytime soon, despite frenzied media speculation about the viability of cloning

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Mammoth skeleton found in Siberia

Scientists say that a mammoth that roamed the Siberian tundra may have been killed by an Ice Age man on a summer’s day tens of thousands of years

Scientists say that a mammoth that roamed the Siberian tundra may have been killed by an Ice Age man on a summer’s day tens of thousands of years

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Fossil hunters turn up mammoth find

An international team from Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University have found the well-preserved remains of a prehistoric woolly mammoth. They

An international team from Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University have found the well-preserved remains of a prehistoric woolly mammoth. They

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Dinosaur discovery in south of France

Some 75 million years ago, this gigantic 12 metre-long dinosaur – Atsinganosaurus velauciensis, a member of the Titanosaurus family, lived in the

Some 75 million years ago, this gigantic 12 metre-long dinosaur – Atsinganosaurus velauciensis, a member of the Titanosaurus family, lived in the

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Earliest known paintings under study in France

The Chauvet cave in southern France is home to some of the earliest known man-made paintings, dating back some 32,000 years. A team of scientists

The Chauvet cave in southern France is home to some of the earliest known man-made paintings, dating back some 32,000 years. A team of scientists

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Fossil discoveries

Researchers in Gabon are studying fossils containing signs of life dating back two billion years. To the un-trained eye, they are just stones. But

Researchers in Gabon are studying fossils containing signs of life dating back two billion years. To the un-trained eye, they are just stones. But

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Giant whale discovered in Peru

The fossil of a giant whale with teeth twice as long as those of a Tyrannosauraus Rex has been unveiled by scientists in Peru. The team from the

The fossil of a giant whale with teeth twice as long as those of a Tyrannosauraus Rex has been unveiled by scientists in Peru. The team from the