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fossils

elephant bird egg

Museum realizes fake ‘elephant bird’ egg is actually real

April 25th, 2018

The elephant bird of Madagascar have been extinct for hundreds of years and as such it’s pretty difficult (read: impossible) to find an elephant bird egg. The Buffalo Museum of Science knew this, so they settled for a fake model of one of the massive eggs to add to their rotation of displays. After going …

baby t rex

Discovery of tiny Tyrannosaur is a rare treat for paleontologists

March 30th, 2018

It’s not hard to argue that the Tyrannosaurus rex is the most iconic dinosaur of all time. Thanks to depictions in popular culture and sci-fi movies staring the greatest actor of all time, the T. rex is painted as a mighty, brutal carnivore that towers over its peers, but just like every animal, they would …

limestone fossils

Scientists discover rocks used in Empire State Building and Buckingham Palace are actually ancient fossils

January 22nd, 2018

Researchers are constantly finding amazing fossils in places where you might not expect them, but a new discovery by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) really takes the cake. After close examination of a popular building material known as oolitic limestone, scientists have declared that the grainy rocks were actually created by living microbes …