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Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.

Dinosaurs Roar with Jonah!

Jonah Class Explore Dinosaurs It was a busy morning for the Reception class at Astbury St Mary’s Church of England Primary School.  Class Jonah have been learning all about dinosaurs and the enthusiastic teaching team had invited a member of the Everything Dinosaur staff into the school to explore dinosaurs and fossils.  The spacious hall was […]

Out of Africa – Earlier Than Thought?

DNA Analysis Hints at Earlier Exodus of Modern Humans from Africa A number of scientific papers have been published this week, most notably in the journal “Nature”, which discuss the thorny issue of how our species spread across the world.  Studies of modern human genomes from populations around the globe hint that there may have […]

Bullyland Ancient Horse

Bullyland Ancient Horse Figure The Everything Dinosaur warehouse is a real treasure trove of prehistoric animal models.  Team members are currently making room for more models to arrive in 2017, but that gives us time to reflect on some of the very special residents that we have had the privilege of stocking.  Take for example, […]

Bitcoin Ruled Money by Federal Court

Bitcoin qualifies as money, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JPMorgan Chase & Co and other companies.U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan rejected a bid by...Show More Summary

Are Rings Around Saturn & Other Gas Giants From Shattered Dwarf Planets?

Ring Formation around Giant Planets by Tidal Disruption of a Single Passing Large Kuiper Belt Object Authors: Hyodo et al Abstract: The origin of rings around giant planets remains elusive. Saturn's rings are massive and made of 90-95% of water ice. Show More Summary

New Horizons Constraints on Charon's Present Day Atmosphere

New Horizons Constraints on Charon's Present Day Atmosphere Authors: Stern et al Abstract: We report on a variety of standard techniques used by New Horizons including a solar ultraviolet occultation, ultraviolet airglow observations,...Show More Summary

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Will Reenter the Atmosphere in 2017

In a press conference on Wednesday, Chinese officials appear to have confirmed what many observers have long suspected: that China is no longer in control of its space station. China's Tiangong-1 space station has been orbiting the planet for about 5 years now, but recently it was decommissioned and the Chinese astronauts returned to the surface. Show More Summary

Pycnonemosaurus nevesi is the new King Abelisauroid Theropod

Allometry and body length of abelisauroid theropods: Pycnonemosaurus nevesi is the new king Authors: Grillo et al Abstract: Abelisauroid dinosaurs normally reached an average body length (BL) of 5–9 m, but there are controversies due to the incomplete or fragmentary nature of most specimens. Show More Summary

How the Skulls of Early Triassic Basal Cynodont Galesaurus Grew

Cranial Ontogeny of the Early Triassic Basal Cynodont Galesaurus planiceps Authors: Jasinoski et al Abstract: Ontogenetic changes in the skull and mandible of thirty-one specimens of Galesaurus planiceps, a basal non-mammaliaform cynodont from the Early Triassic of South Africa, are documented. Show More Summary

USS Zumwalt has Engineering Causalty

Less than a month ahead of its commissioning, the Navy’s next-generation destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) suffered an engineering casualty that could take up to two weeks to repair, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday.The ship’s crew – currently pier side at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Show More Summary

The Neogene Browning on Central Asia

The Neogene de-greening of Central Asia Authors: Caves et al Abstract: There remains substantial debate concerning the relative roles of tectonics and global climate in driving the evolution of climate in Central Asia. Today, interior...Show More Summary

Forfexopterus jeholensis: a new Archaeopterodactyloid Pterosaur From Cretaceous China

A new archaeopterodactyloid pterosaur from the Jiufotang Formation of western Liaoning, China, with a comparison of sterna in Pterodactylomorpha Authors: Jiang et al Abstract: Eleven species of archaeopterodactyloid pterosaurs have been reported in China, mostly from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning. Show More Summary

Ichthyostegid-like & Whatcheeriid-like Tetrapods Found in Famennian Devonian Belgium

New discoveries of tetrapods (ichthyostegid-like and whatcheeriid-like) in the Famennian (Late Devonian) localities of Strud and Becco (Belgium) Authors: Olive et al Abstract: The origin of tetrapods is one of the key events in vertebrate history. Show More Summary

Evidence of Terrestrial Life From Archean Paleosols

Archean coastal-plain paleosols and life on land Authors: Retallack et al Abstract: Coastal-plain paleosols in the 3.0 Ga Farrel Quartzite of Western Australia have organic surface (A horizon) and sulfate-rich subsurface (By) horizons, like soils of the Atacama Desert of Chile, Dry Valleys of Antarctica, and 3.7 Ga paleosols of Mars. Show More Summary

Paleo-Creatures Range at Everything Dinosaur

Paleo-Creatures Models Available from Everything Dinosaur The Paleo-Creatures range of hand-crafted, scale model prehistoric animals created by talented Spanish artist and designer Jesús Toledo is now available from Everything Dinosaur. Show More Summary

Dinosaur Drawing from India

Dinosaur Fan Sends in Dinosaur Drawing Our thanks to Eashwar from India who sent into Everything Dinosaur’s offices another dinosaur drawing.  Eashwar emailed us a picture of Hypoendocrine rex, a mutant tyrannosaurid from the virtual reality prehistoric animal themed game “The Isle”. Show More Summary

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Dinosaurs of Canada

Five years ago (wait...what?!), I wrote a VDA post on W.E. Swinton's book on dinosaurs for London's Natural History Museum, which featured a number of artworks by Neave Parker. Professor William Elgin Swinton (for it was he) moved to...Show More Summary

Rare Mammoth Fossil Excavated at Channel Islands National Park

This week a team of scientists unearthed an exceptionally well preserved fossil of a complete mammoth skull from an eroding stream bank on Santa Rosa Island within Channel Islands National Park.

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