Planet Earth stories
There are 9 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Palaeontology".
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- 1. Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution
Scientists have discovered that mammals successfully evolved over the years by getting smaller in size.
- 2. Meet your inner lizard
An ancient little lizard-like creature from the Scottish Borders is the missing ancestral link between human beings and the fish we evolved from millions of years ago.
- 3. The rise of mammals
An asteroid strike put an end to the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, making way for mammals to thrive - that much we know. But how exactly did our ancestors go about their march to dominance? Stephen Brusatte and Sarah Shelley introduce an unassuming fossil that holds some of the answers.
- 4. Podcast: Walking with dinosaurs on Britain's Jurassic Coast
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Phil Manning, Victoria Egerton and Bill Sellers of the University of Manchester are joined by local geologist Paul Ensom at the Isle of Purbeck on Britain's Jurassic Coast to talk about some dinosaur tracks recently found in the area.
- 5. Podcast: Using X-rays to look inside ancient leaves
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Roy Wogelius and Nick Edwards of the University of Manchester explain how they used extremely bright light from particle accelerators to delve into the chemistry of exceptionally well preserved fossil leaves from the Green River Formation in the US.
- 6. Podcast: Could injured dinosaurs help modern medicine?
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Victoria Egerton, Bill Sellers and Phil Manning of the University of Manchester describe how the bones of a 72-million-year-old, 2·2m-tall 7·4m-long predatory dinosaur reveals intimate clues about how it lived and how it survived massive trauma.
- 7. Best foot forward
Robin Crompton from the University of Liverpool explains how techniques developed to study ancient footprints will have direct applications for modern life.
- 8. Podcast: Neanderthal mammoth hunters in Jersey
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast, Richard Hollingham meets scientists and archaeologists who are working to preserve one of the most important Neanderthal settlements in north-west Europe to find out how they lived.
- 9. Protein remains revealed in ancient reptile skin
Scientists have produced the first ever images of the residues of skin proteins still left in 50 million year old fossilised reptile skin.
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