Fossil Bird Oil Stuns Scientists
October 19, 2017
A gland that birds use for preening, including the fatty oil, has been found in a fossil. Could it really be 48 million years old? Yesterday, we reported a soft tissue find in a turtle fossil said to be 54 million years old. Within hours, another story appeared about soft tissue from a bird fossil […]
Breathtaking Cretaceous Fossil Mammal Preserves Soft Tissue
October 15, 2015
A mammal fossil from Spain perfectly preserves fur and internal organs, but is said to be 125 million years old.
The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar
May 28, 2014
A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.
Mating Turtles Fossilized Instantly
June 19, 2012
Evolutionary paleontologists have a mystery on their hands: how did turtles in the act of mating become fossilized?