Dragon bone thieves: how centuries-old custom of eating animal fossils drives an underground trade

The department alleged the group arrested had been active since last year, targeting areas without a communication signal and transport access to dig for fossils to sell. They say the accused, who were not known to locals and whose accent indicated they were not from the area, raised suspicions among residents who alerted the authorities. […]

Scientists study ‘world’s oldest meal’ to learn about our animal ancestors

The “last meal” consumed by some of the earliest known animals has helped scientists discover new clues about some odd ancient creatures that are our animal ancestors, according to the Australian National University. Ediacaran biota, the lifeforms that were present on Earth during the Ediacaran period around 575 million years ago, are some of the […]

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