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Fatty bird gland preserved over 48 million years

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S., Ireland, Germany and the U.K. has found evidence of preservation of a fatty oil gland from a 48-million-year-old fossilized bird. In their paper ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Fossil Launches Its Smallest Hybrid Smartwatches Yet

Fossil today announced the launch of the Q Neely and Q Jacqueline, the company says that these are the smallest hybrid smartwatches that it has ever released. Geared towards female customers, ...

21 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Google Earth reveals 400 mysterious stone structures

David Kennedy of the University of Western Australia said the purpose and age of these structures, found in the Harrat Khaybar region in Saudia Arabia, remains unknown.

3 hours ago from Daily Mail

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In Makira, Flying Fox Teeth Are Currency...And That Could Save the Species

On the island of Makira, hunters use the teeth of giant bats known as flying foxes as currency. Now, perhaps paradoxically, researchers suggest this practice could help save these bats from ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Discover Magazine

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New research shows dinosaur dung fertilizes planet

Whether it started with exhibits at the Natural History Museum or fun-terrified screams watching Jurassic Park, humans have always been awestruck by dinosaurs.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction

Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Father John Misty captivates the crowd at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Since the middle of April, Father John Misty has been on the road supporting his latest album Pure Comedy, and his U.S. leg came to a close this past weekend in California. Before ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from AXS

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Viking textile has 'no Arabic at all' slams expert

Dr Stephennie Mulder of the University of Texas in Austin said the Kufic script did not occur until 500 years after the Vikings and said the error stems from a 'serious problem of dating'. ...

21 hours ago from Daily Mail

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