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New Paranthropus Fossils Revealed

A South African cave has revealed 14 new fossils for palaeoanthropological analysis which are discussed by Pickering et al (2012) published in the Journal of Human Evolution.

Squid ink from Jurassic period identical to modern squid ink, U.Va. study shows

An international team of researchers, including a University of Virginia professor, has found that two ink sacs from 160-million-year-old giant cephalopod fossils discovered two years ago in England contain the pigment melanin, and that it is essentially identical to the melanin found in the ink sac of a modern-day cuttlefish.

New coelacanth find rewrites history of the ancient fish

Coelacanths, an ancient group of fishes once thought to be long extinct, made headlines in 1938 when one of their modern relatives was caught off the coast of South Africa. Now coelacanths are making another splash and University of Alberta researchers are responsible.

Rocks and clocks help unravel the mysteries of ancient Earth

Dating technicals that can be used for the identification of fossils offer a glimpse into life's origins and can calibrate the Earth’s evolutionary clock.

Ancient whale skulls and directional hearing: A twisted tale

Archaeocete, an ancient whale may have used skewed skulls for navigation when in water.