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Giant ‘sea scorpion’ fossil discovered Undersea in Iowa

The fossil of a previously unknown species of ‘sea scorpion’, measuring over 1.5 meters long, has been discovered in Iowa, USA. Dating back 460 million years, it is the oldest known species of eurypterid (sea scorpion) – extinct monster-like predators that swam the seas in ancient times and are related to modern arachnids. The authors named the new species Pentecopterus ...

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2 Billion Years But this Organism Hasn’t Evolved! Was Darwin Right?

Scientists have discovered the greatest absence of evolution — a deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved in 2 billion years, supporting evolution theory of Charles Darwin. The scientists examined sulfur bacteria, microorganisms that are too small to see with the unaided eye, that are 1.8 billion years old and preserved in rocks of Western Australia’s coastal waters. Using ...

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Fossil of long-necked dinosaur of late Jurassic period discovered in China

University of Alberta paleontologists have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a a fossil skeleton found in China, measuring about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Qijianglong, which means “dragon of Qijiang,” discovered near Qijiang City, close to Chongqing, by construction workers in 2006, and the digging ...

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