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New evidence links humans to megafauna demise
A new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Adelaide researcher reports strong evidence that humans, not climate change, caused the demise of Australia's megafauna - giant marsupials, huge reptiles and flightless birds - at least 40,000 years ago. View News Article (2010-01-22)

Novel studies of decomposition shed new light on our earliest fossil ancestry
Decaying corpses are usually the domain of forensic scientists, but palaeontologists have discovered that studying rotting fish sheds new light on our earliest ancestry.  View News Article (2010-02-01)

Diversification in ancient tadpole shrimps challenges the term 'living fossil'
The term 'living fossil' has a controversial history. For decades, scientists have argued about its usefulness as it appears to suggest that some organisms have stopped evolving.  View News Article (2013-04-02)

Mystery of fossilized trees is solved
An international research team has found evidence of the Earth's earliest forest trees, dating back 385 million years. View News Article (2007-04-19)

Oldest fossils found in Cordillera Betica mountain range
Spanish researchers have found fossils of Ordovician conodonts dating to between 446 and 444 million years ago for the first time in the western Mediterranean. View News Article (2010-12-14)

Study on land plant fossils shows Paleoasian Ocean disappeared about 251 million years ago
The collision between the Siberian Plate and North China Plate was a significant geological event in earth history, which led to the final closure of the Paleoasian Ocean and the formation of the Eurasian continent. View News Article (2009-12-08)

Disappearing glaciers enhanced biodiversity
Biodiversity decreases towards the poles almost everywhere in the world, except along the South American Pacific coast.  View News Article (2010-10-05)

MU Researchers Find Rare Fossilized Embryos More Than 500 Million Years Old
The Cambrian Period is a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared in the fossil record. View News Article (2014-04-14)

Rotten experiments help to create picture of our early ancestors
An innovative experiment at the University of Leicester that involved studying rotting fish has helped to create a clearer picture of what our early ancestors would have looked like. View News Article (2010-10-13)

EARTH: Famous fossils and spectacular scenery at British Columbia's Burgess Shale
The Burgess Shale provides us with a rare glimpse into the softer side of paleontology. View News Article (2013-01-03)

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