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Browse: Cholesterol Fossil Found
Cholesterol and other sterols have been obtained from a 380 million-year-old fossil in Gogo Devonian deposits in the West Kimberley. The discovery nearly triples the age of the oldest discovery of these important molecules.
Archaeopteryx
Cover Story: Is It a Bird or a Dinosaur?
As a new specimen of Archaeopteryx is unveiled, scientists argue whether this famous creature is a true bird or just another bird-like dinosaur.
A fossil compound eye, around 515 million years old, from the Emu Bay Shale.
Feature: Rapid Evolution? The Eyes Have It
The discovery of exquisite fossils on Kangaroo Island reveal that complex eyes evolved very rapidly during evolution’s Big Bang, the Cambrian explosion, half a billion years ago.
Gavin Prideaux excavating an extinct kangaroo skull from beneath the Nullarbor.
Feature: What Lies Beneath
A small pit in the ancient Nullabor woodlands proved to be a deathtrap for ancient Australian marsupials, birds, reptiles and frogs – and a treasure trove of intact skeletons for palaeontologists.