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How birds may have escaped the dino-killing asteroid impact

A tree-loving lifestyle became a risk for ancient birds in a world-changing catastrophe.

11 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Reptilian-mammal fossil changes the timeline of supercontinent breakup

If you feel like you've had some drawn-out breakups, they probably have nothing on the supercontinent of Pangaea, which took tens of millions of years to split up. But now, a unique ...

1 hours ago from Gizmag

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Crafting a human niche

In "How Humans and Apes Are Different and Why It Matters," published in the Journal of Anthropological Research, Agustin Fuentes explores the common ancestry between humans and apes by examining ...

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Study casts doubt on traditional view of pterosaur flight

Most renderings and reconstructions of pterodactyls and other extinct flying reptiles show a flight pose much like that of bats, which fly with their hind limbs splayed wide apart. But a new ...

Tue 22 May 18 from

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'Uniquely human' muscles have been discovered in apes

Muscles once thought 'uniquely human' have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. The findings question the ...

Wed 23 May 18 from

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Study: Ancient mound builders carefully timed their occupation of coastal Louisiana site

A study of ancient mound builders who lived hundreds of years ago on the Mississippi River Delta near present-day New Orleans offers new insights into how Native peoples selected the landforms ...

Tue 22 May 18 from

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Coprolites Give The Straight Poop On Cretaceous Carnivores

Rosary, fir tree and bump-headed lace... you might think those classifications refer to different shapes of seeds or butterfly wing color patterns, or something else that inspires a touch of ...

Wed 23 May 18 from Discover Magazine

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Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle

Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers said Monday.

Tue 22 May 18 from

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Why birds don't have teeth

Why did birds lose their teeth? Was it so they would be lighter in the air? Or are pointy beaks better for worm-eating than the jagged jaws of dinosaur ancestors?

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How coyotes conquered the continent

Coyotes now live across North America, from Alaska to Panama, California to Maine. But where they came from, and when, has been debated for decades. Using museum specimens and fossil records, ...

Tue 22 May 18 from

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