Pregnant reptile fossil suggests bird ancestors gave birth to live young

From ABC Science, 15 February 2017: The discovery of a fossil of a pregnant marine reptile has provided the first evidence that an ancestor of modern-day birds and crocodiles gave birth to live young. The fossil of the long-necked Dinocephalosaurus, which swam the seas during the Middle Triassic period around 245 million years ago, was Continue reading Pregnant reptile fossil suggests bird ancestors gave birth to live young

World’s oldest known fossils found in Greenland push evidence for life back by 220 million years

From ABC News in Science, 1 September 2016: The oldest fossils known to date have been discovered in 3.7 billion-year-old rocks in Greenland by an Australian-led team of researchers. The discovery of the fossilised bacterial communities, known as stromatolites, could be the first clear biological evidence of the earliest known life on Earth, according to Continue reading World’s oldest known fossils found in Greenland push evidence for life back by 220 million years

Fossil jaw found in Ethiopia a missing link in the human evolution puzzle

From ABC News in Science, 5 March 2015: The discovery of a 2.8-million-year-old partial jawbone in Africa could rewrite the history of human evolution. An international team of researchers found the lower jawbone, complete with teeth, at the Ledi-Geraru site in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, and published the finding in a report today in the Continue reading Fossil jaw found in Ethiopia a missing link in the human evolution puzzle