Sea Beast of…NEVADA – large mouthed fish was top predator after mass extinction

A sea monster that hunted "like the great white shark" more than 250 million years ago has been dug up... in the Nevada! The six foot long beast had huge jaws and three parallel rows of razor sharp teeth - with several smaller ones inside its enormous mouth. Palaeontologist Dr Carlo Romano said the creature hunted similarly to the modern great white shark. It would have pursued its prey, then bitten it - before swallowing the hapless fish whole. Scientists...

Incredible images show wreck of ship which was buried beneath sand in River Severn 

These photographs show the ghostly wreck of a steamship which sank on Christmas Eve 117 years ago. Lodged in the sands of the Severn Estuary, the remains of the boat were captured by sonar imagining for the first time. It was thought to be cargo vessel The Brunswick, which overturned in deep fog when she ran aground on a sandbank. Sailors who escaped with their lives eventually managed to retrieve the bodies of three men who were in the cabins...

A flesh eating winged dinosaur that roamed Earth at the same time as T. Rex sported a spectacular head crest

A flesh eating winged dinosaur that roamed Earth at the same time as T. Rex sported a spectacular head crest... which it used to woo the ladies. And it was a colourful beast with a blue face and unusually long, pink flamingo-style neck, according to an artist's impression. The weird new species had huge, razor-sharp claws and a stout but powerful toothless beak that ripped smaller animals apart. Looking like a giant turkey on stilts, it stood about 10 feet...

Earth-sized planets roam between the stars

Earth sized planets that could harbour life roam the darkness of space - between the stars, according to new research. The wandering worlds - known as 'free floating' or 'orphan' planets - have been detected for the first time. They cross the Milky Way without companion planets or even a star - and there are probably billions out there. And despite having no sunlight organisms could survive in hydrothermal vents - opening up more opportunities in the search for extra...

Mechanism that triggers Alzheimer’s disease discovered

A drug to slow dementia could be on the horizon after a breakthrough by British scientists. Devastating neurological conditions - including Alzheimer's disease - are caused by breaks in DNA, according to new research. The fault triggers the death of nerve cells. But it can be corrected by boosting the DNA's natural repair toolkit, says the team. The breakthrough could pave the way to developing medications that slow dementia, Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease. In lab tests on cells...

King Solomon’s mines were a myth, a 20-year study concluded

King Solomon’s fabled mines which helped the biblical ruler accumulate a gold stash worth more than £2.3TRILLION are a “complete myth”, historians believe. The Old Testament King is said to have gathered 500 tonnes of pure gold from mines which some hopefuls believe still exist – and remain stuffed with precious metals. But experts now claim the legendary source of Solomon’s incredible wealth never existed. The ruins of Tanis, the capital city of Egyptian pharaoh Shoshenq I. And they’ve also...

New dinosaur species discovered

A colourful bird-like dinosaur that was as big as a man has been identified by scientists. The blue and beige feathered creature stalked the Canadian 'badlands' of Alberta 71 million years ago. Its remains had been dug up over the years in what is now Red Deer River Valley - a famous dinosaur graveyard - but it's only now that a true picture of it has emerged. Palaeontologists initially thought the bones of Albertavenator curriei belonged to its close relative...

Further Tory Brexit rebellion as cancer patients left in the lurch by “Govt MORONS”

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth joined MP’s from all sides, as well as medical bodies and scientists rounding on the government for pulling out of the European nuclear body Euratom as part of its chaotic Brexit plans. The Royal College of Radiologists today warned that ‘thousands’ of cancer patients face delays to their treatment as leaving Euratom 'threatens supply of key cancer treatment material,’ as radioactive isotopes that decay quickly need to flow freely from Europe. The Labour frontbencher...

How did long-necked beast from dinosaur age manage to swim?

A sea monster that roamed the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs kept its 23 foot neck straight as a rod as it hunted like crocodiles or snakes, a study shows. The plesiosaur was a swimming reptile that thrived for 140 million years despite having a neck that measured up to seven metres - three times longer than a giraffe's. It has remained an evolutionary marvel for hundreds of years - until British scientists shed fresh light on the...

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