New fossil research suggests the kiwi and emu share a common ancestor which travelled over to the smaller island nation millions of years ago
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Saturday 20 August 2011
There was more than a ripple of excitement in the scientific community yesterday as news spread that a reindeer herder in an isolated part of northern Siberia had found a perfectly preserved, fossilised woolly mammoth calf.
Friday 25 June 2010
Aptly enough in environment questions, we had a sighting of a creature thought extinct. It was Gordon Brown. For those with eyes to see, it was clear that he had come to make a statement. And the statement was: I am not extinct.
Claud Wright: Senior civil servant who was also a leading expert in geology, palaeontology and archaeology
Monday 08 March 2010
In the War Office there were a lot of old fossils. But the one who was the real fossil was Claud William Wright. He was not only a senior administrative civil servant, and when transferred to the Ministry of Education the first Permanent Secretary, in effect, to Lord Eccles' Ministry of the Arts under Margaret Thatcher, but also from an early age, a leading geologist, palaeontologist and archaeologist.
Friday 11 December 2009
Scientists have unearthed the fossilised bones of a meat-eating dinosaur the size of a large dog which they said could fill in the gaps about the early evolution and global migration of a group of animals that dominated the land for 170 million years.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
Thursday 04 June 2009
Wednesday 03 December 2008
A new species of pterosaurs which had a wingspan the size of a family car has been uncovered by scientists.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
Monday 10 March 2008
For sale: one dinosaur, 24ft long, 65 million years old, only the second fossil of this grandeur ever to go under the auctioneer's hammer.
Thursday 12 June 2003
Thursday 04 May 2000
Saturday 18 March 2000
Friday 25 June 1999
Saturday 05 June 1999
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