Viewing entries tagged
Fossils

Paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil (Update)

Paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil (Update)

A team from the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have unearthed approximately 20% of a T-Rex (including a complete skull). Nicknamed "Tufts-Love Rex," the lizard king is approximately 66.3 million years old and has a heavy a 2,500 pound skull. This. Is. Really. Cool.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-rare-tyrannosaurus-rex-skull-seattle.html

Image Source: By The original uploader was Billlion at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Oldest evidence of cancer in human family tree found

Oldest evidence of cancer in human family tree found

Two approximately 2 million year-old fossilized bones had cancerous tumors, shedding light on how long cancer has existed. Current theories believes that cancers first appeared in modern human societies because of longer human life spans and artificial chemicals have spurred the increased prevalence of cancers. But with this new observation, new theories arise.

Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oldest-evidence-cancer-human-family-tree-found?tgt=nr