Posts tagged with ‘fossils

Ancient turtles died in the act of making sweet, sweet turtle love

Normally, when scientists find fossils, the calcified bones are alone, left where they died as the herd ran off. But for a pair of turtles living in Germany 47 million years ago, they died in each others turtle embrace and have been forever preserves in congress.

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570-million year old fossil discovered in Newfoundland

The residents of a tiny town in Canada noticed strange patterns in the rock that had recently been becoming more exposed around their little town.  What they found was an ancient sea bed, complete with imprints of the oldest fossilized multicellular life ever seen on Earth.

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Five year old girl discovers 160 million year old fossil

Like many kids, when I used to dig in the dirt, imagining that I would find a fossil or dinosaur bone, just right there, a few inches below the dirt where my stick would reach. Five year old Emily Baldry from the UK did just that. There she was, just digging away with her little shovel, when she hit upon a 160 million year old Rieneckia odysseus fossil from the Jurassic period. She named the fossil “Spike”.

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Skull of a fetal Psittacosaurus dinosaur
Tiny little dino skull, isn’t it so cute. Yes it is. Yes it is.
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Skull of a fetal Psittacosaurus dinosaur

Tiny little dino skull, isn’t it so cute. Yes it is. Yes it is.

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Watch a T-rex skeleton walking for the first time in millions of years

Well I assume millions of years. Have you ever seen Bedknobs and Broomsticks? All I’m saying is that I have no idea that this skeleton wasn’t previously owned by a charming British witch who made the thing dance. It’s always a possibility. But the California Academy of Sciences have made this one walk with mechanics, not dirty sorcery.

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