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Image of the Day: Fossil Guts

By | September 25, 2017

Scientists unearthed an intact, fossilized digestive organ of a 500-million-year-old trilobite—a prehistoric relative of the horseshoe crab.

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image: Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

By | September 21, 2017

Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.  

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

By | September 13, 2017

Scientists uncovered 500-million-year-old fossilized burrows, up to 600 microns in diameter, made by one of the world’s first freely moving animals.

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image: Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human Evolution

Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human Evolution

By | September 12, 2017

In animal fossils dating back millions of years, researchers detect traces of a glycan once synthesized by ancestral human lineages. 

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image: Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem

Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem

By | September 8, 2017

High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.

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image: Image of the Day: No Table Manners

Image of the Day: No Table Manners

By | August 24, 2017

Ancient bones of the newly described toothless, stout-nosed dolphin Inermorostrum xenops suggest that it slurped its food.

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image: Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 

Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 

By | May 10, 2017

Fossilized gas bubbles, formed from being trapped by microbial biofilms, provide the oldest signature of life in terrestrial hot springs.

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image: Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells

Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells

By | April 11, 2017

These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged Amblyomma tick (left), likely belonged to primates.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Worm

Image of the Day: Ancient Worm

By | April 10, 2017

Unlike related species, Ovatiovermis cribratus, a lobopodian from the Cambrian period, did not have a hard, protective shell.

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image: Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up

Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up

By | March 24, 2017

An analysis of 74 dinosaur species leads a group of researchers to reorganize the extinct animals’ evolutionary history.

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