Dinosaur-like carcass found with flesh seemingly intact, Earth's oldest-ever fossils uncovered, dinosaur footprint defaced by vandals.
Dinosaur-Like Animal Carcass Discovered With Flesh Seemingly Intact
An electrician in India made an incredible discovery over the weekend, when he unearthed the carcass of what appears to be a prehistoric animal.
The electrician was cleaning out an abandoned substation when he discovered the remains, which were extremely well preserved, and even had its flesh intact.
Scientists have begun studying the creature, though are still looking into its origins.
“It looks like a dinosaur, but we can’t say anything until all the tests are done,” said Parag Madhukar Dhakate, a conservator with the Indian Forest Service.
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Scientists Claim To Have Found Oldest Fossils Ever Discovered
A new study, published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in conjunction with UCLA, claims that researchers have found what appear to be the oldest fossils ever recovered.
Researchers at the two universities have been studying a piece of rock found in Western Australia, and have confirmed that the fossils inside date back almost 3.5 billion years, making them the oldest fossils ever found.
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115 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprint Vandalized
When the dinosaur footprint was discovered by researchers at Bunurong Marine National Park in Victoria, Australia in 2006, they decided to leave it where it was so that visitors could enjoy it. Now, however, at least one visitor has smashed it beyond recognition with a hammer.
“The thrill of seeing a real dinosaur footprint has been diminished with the callous act of vandalism,” said park education officer Mike Cleeland.
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