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Chile Whale Fossil Site Explained

At least 40 baleen whales and other species of marine mammals fossilized in a dry desert of Chile have been explained with a "toxic bloom" theory. Does it explain all the findings?

Archaeologist Walks a Mile for Camel Smoke

History should provide warnings to those who say the Bible is wrong. Did camels arrive in Israel too late for Abraham?

The Spin on Planets

As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.

Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth

Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.

New Craters Found on Mars

Orbiters can count new craters forming on Mars, refining cratering rates. One spectacular new crater has appeared since 2010 with vivid rays.

New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale

A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original.

Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only

Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.

Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash

A new analysis of Chinese fossils claims a Pompeii-style eruption buried them suddenly. What does this imply about dating the fossils?

Grand Canyon Age Changes Again

Is the Grand Canyon old or young? Both, geologists are now saying. The latest theory, though, is unlikely to end the 140-year debate.

Another Geyser World Erupts: Asteroid Ceres

The asteroid Ceres is popping off with water vapor on two sides. What's that world coming to? One thing is sure: DAWN is coming to it.

Tiktaalik Is Back, This Time With a Hip Twist

Discoverer of a putative ancestor of tetrapods thinks it came with rear-wheel drive.

Hubble Finds Early Large Galaxies

The latest deep space image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows many small galaxies near the beginning, but large ones, too.

Venus: 80% of Its History Is Missing

In spite of being called Earth's twin, Venus is vastly different. Scientists are struggling to fit its young surface to 4.5 billion years.

Terrible Mistake about Diamond Dates

Geologists fess up to wrong conclusion about the "world's oldest diamonds."

Changing Stories at Saturn and Titan

News from the ringed planet and its largest moon shows scientists can't keep their stories straight when trying to keep Saturn billions of years old.
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