Read more about the article COMING OUT OF ITS SHELL: The 99-Million-Year-Old Snail Which Used Hairs To Make It Sexy
Image shows the hairy snail, undated photo. It was discovered in a 99-million-year-old amber: Archaeocyclotus brevivillosus sp. nov by scientists in Germany in October 2022. (Senckenberg/Newsflash)

COMING OUT OF ITS SHELL: The 99-Million-Year-Old Snail Which Used Hairs To Make It Sexy

Scientists have discovered a tiny ancient snail that could have used hairs sprouting out of its shell to help it find mates. The creature was found in a 99 million-year-old piece of amber studied by the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Image shows the fossil snail discovered…

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Read more about the article Experts May Have Found Worlds Oldest Human Remains Ever That Could Date Back 331,000 Years
The face restoration of the skull of Hualong Cave No. 6 A: Hualong Cave No. 6 fossil; B: virtual reconstructed skull; C: physical reconstructed skull; D: sculptured skull; E: reconstructed image. (Ancient Spine Institute, Chinese Academy Of Sciences/AsiaWire)

Experts May Have Found Worlds Oldest Human Remains Ever That Could Date Back 331,000 Years

Experts in China have unearthed what could be the world's oldest human remains ever discovered that could date back as far as 331,000 years. Experts in China discovered and restored what they and the international team they worked with said are at the very least the earliest human fossils with…

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Read more about the article Girl, 8, Believed To Be Youngest Ever Person To Discover An Asteroid
Nicole Oliviera, an 8-year-old who joined a NASA-affiliated program searching for asteroids and became the world's youngest astronomer from Fortaleza, Brazil. (@nicolinha2012/Newsflash)

Girl, 8, Believed To Be Youngest Ever Person To Discover An Asteroid

This eight-year-old astronomy enthusiast may be the youngest ever person to have discovered an asteroid. Despite her tender age, Star Wars fan Nicole Oliveira of north-eastern Brazil studies and catalogues asteroids as part of a project named Asteroid Hunters. The project is managed by the NASA-affiliated citizen science programme International…

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Read more about the article Palaeontologists Discover 93-Million-Year-Old Winged Shark
Reconstruction of the newly discovered fossil shark Aquilolamna milarcae found in the municipality of Vallecillo in Mexico with its noticeably enlarged pectoral fins. (Oscar Sanisidro/Newsflash)

Palaeontologists Discover 93-Million-Year-Old Winged Shark

A prehistoric shark with wing-like fins for whizzing through the oceans has been discovered by a team of European and Mexican palaeontologists. The 93-million-year-old eagle shark from the Cretaceous period was found in northeast Mexico and is believed to have feasted on plankton. According to Roman Vullo, a palaeontologist at…

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Read more about the article Newly-Discovered Weevil Named After Human Rights Activist
The 2.5-millimeter large weevil "Seticotasteromimus brunomanseri", named in honor of the Basel environmental and human rights activist, Bruno Manser. (Natural History Museum Basel/Newsflash)

Newly-Discovered Weevil Named After Human Rights Activist

A newly-discovered weevil named after a Swiss human rights activist who disappeared in 2000 has been found to have the ability to cross large distances to look for new habitats. Entomologists from the Museum of Natural History Basel in Switzerland have studied the previously unknown origin of a small beetle…

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