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Fossil of ‘our earliest ancestors’ found in Dorset

Fossils of the oldest-known ancestors of most living mammals, including human beings, have been unearthed in southern England. Teeth belonging to the extinct shrew-like creatures, which scampered at the feet of dinosaurs, were discovered in cliffs on the Dorset coast. Scientists who identified the specimens say they are the earliest …

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Dinosaur dung reveals giant plant-eaters ate meat

Giant herbivore dinosaurs, despite a reputation as strict plant-eaters, did not always stick to their greens. Some of themĀ ateĀ crustaceans, according toĀ new research published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. PaleontologistsĀ discovered bits of animal shell embedded in fossilized dung. ā€œWe arenā€™t claiming that these dinosaurs were not herbivorous,ā€ saidĀ Karen Chin, study …

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