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25 million-year-old mud-sucking whale discovered in Australia

Published on December 28th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 25 million-year-old fossil of mud-sucking whale, an ancestor of today’s blue whales, has been discovered in Australia. The ancient animal’s mud slurping may have been a precursor to the filter feeding seen in modern baleen ... Read More


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128-million-year-old venomous raptor discovered

Published on December 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers have discovered a venomous turkey-sized raptor which lived in China 128-million-years-ago. “You’re in the forest,” says Burnham, part of a team that recently documented the beast’s venomous abilities. “You can’t really see what’s behind you. ... Read More


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Top ten dinosaur and fossil finds of 2009

Published on December 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

National Geographic has compiled a list of their top ten most popular palaeontology stories of the year. 10. Biggest Trilobite Sea Beasts Found … in Swarms The “remarkable,” yard-long, horseshoe crab-like arthropods roamed in swarms of ... Read More


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3,000-year-old headless skeletons discovered on Vanuatu

Published on December 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The skeletons of 71 individuals have been found buried in an old coral reef in Vanuatu which served as a cemetery 3,000 year ago. When a team of archaeologists began excavating an old coral reef in ... Read More


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Builders unearth mysterious wall in Times Square

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Builders have unearthed a tightly packed pile of stones at the base of 11 Time Square, and no one know what it is exactly. Upon hearing a rough description of this remnant, Dr. Geismar, president of ... Read More


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The feasting habits of ancient builders of Stonehenge

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A new research project is underway to look at the feasting habits of the ancient builders of Stonehenge. At the time of the Winter Solstice, experts believe people would have brought livestock with them to Stonehenge ... Read More


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The world’s oldest Santa Claus figurine

Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Ohio have uncovered the world’s Santa Claus figurine which dates back to 1884. According to a report in Discovery News, the 2.5 inches tall object, known as the “Blue Santa”, was made circa 1884 ... Read More