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Researchers Announce World’s First Dinosaur Preserved Sitting on Nest of Eggs that Includes Fossilized Babies
  An attentive oviraptorid theropod dinosaur broods its nest of blue-green eggs while its mate looks on in what is now Jiangxi Province of southern China some 70 million years ago. Artwork by Zhao Chuang.
  A multinational team of researchers has announced a first for the world of paleontology: a dinosaur preserved sitting atop a ...
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The Earliest Giant Flying Birds Flew over Antarctica 50 Million Years Ago The Earliest Giant Flying Birds Flew over Antar...

  According to a study by scientists from the University of California at Berkeley and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a 50 million-year-old fossil from Antarctica, belon...
Denisovan DNA Found in Sediments of Baishiya Karst Cave on Tibetan Plateau Denisovan DNA Found in Sediments of Baishiya Ka...

  One year after the publication of research on the Xiahe mandible, the first Denisovan fossil found outside of Denisova Cave, the same research team has now reported their findings of Denisovan DNA from sediments of the Baishiya Karst Cave (BK...
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Xinhua:Rare dinosaur fossils found in east China Xinhua:Rare dinosaur fossils found in east China

  Simulated image shows how dinosaurs incubate. (Photo provided by Yunnan University and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  A group of rare incubating dinosaur fossils has b...
Xinhua:Researchers date when ancient birds, feathered dinosaurs began to molt Xinhua:Researchers date when ancient birds, fea...

  BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- When did ancient birds and feathered dinosaurs start to molt, and how? Researchers from China and Israel have jointly unveiled the mystery.
  According to research published in the journal Current Biology, anci...
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