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Rhinos and turtles once roamed Yukon lands

The Yukon, a territory located in northwestern Canada, was once home to ancient rhinos and turtles, a recent analysis of fossils discovered in 1973 shows. 8 to 9 million years ago, these rhinos were about two metres high and three »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Ancient hyenas used to roam Canadian Arctic: study

When we think of hyenas, we usually picture them in the savannah or in a dry environment surrounded by lions or elephants, but this has not always been the case. Thanks to new research, we now know with certainty that »

International

New species of ancient marine lizard discovered

Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have discovered a new species of ocean lizard that lived between 70 and 75 million years ago. The specimen is unique in that its muscle and skin is well preserved and scientists could even »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Bear fossils from high Arctic show cavities

The remains of a 3.5 million-year-old bear have been found over 1,000 km north of the Arctic Circle and it appears the animal had a sweet tooth. It looks like the bear migrated from Eurasia by the land bridge over »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Crab, insects’ 508 million-year-old ancestor revealed

Paleontologists are excited to have found an unusually well-preserved creature that sheds light on the origins of millipedes, crabs and insects. Scientists at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum found a new fossil species in the Burgess »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Alberta dinosaur museum- world-class award winner

Canada’s newest museum is dedicated to truly ancient creatures, and it’s seen as one of the best new museums in the world. The renowned travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller has named the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum  in Alberta as one »