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Sabre-tooth cat fangs took years to grow

FOSSIL FANGS: The dagger-like fangs of the sabre-toothed cat emerged later than those of today's big cats, but when they finally did they grew twice as fast, a new study reveals.

Thu 2 Jul 15 from ABC Science

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Newly discovered 48-million-year-old lizard walked on water in Wyoming

A newly-discovered, 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a "Jesus lizard" for its ability to walk on water, may provide insight into how climate change may affect tropical species, according ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from

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'Map of life' predicts ET. (So where is he?)

Extra-terrestrials that resemble humans should have evolved on other, Earth-like planets, making it increasingly paradoxical that we still appear to be alone in the universe, the author of a ...

Thu 2 Jul 15 from

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New study shows South Africans using milk-based paint 49,000 years ago

An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from

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VIDEO: Acrobats of the insect world

Researchers are using super slow-motion footage to reveal the secrets of the most acrobatic insects

Fri 3 Jul 15 from BBC News

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Hard soft coral: New genus and species of 'living fossil' octocoral related to blue coral

Research conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yu Miyazaki and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus has found a very unusual new species of octocoral ...

Thu 2 Jul 15 from

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'Hairy Collins monster' thrived a half billion years ago

SPIKY SEA CREATURE: More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes on its back and delicate, feather-like front limbs to strain bits of food from the water ...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from ABC Science

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End of the dinosaurs gave rise to the modern 'Age of Fishes,' researchers find

A pair of paleobiologists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego have determined that the world's most numerous and diverse vertebrates – ray-finned fishes – began their ecological ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from

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Scientists name the deepest cave-dwelling centipede after Hades—the Greek god of the underworld

An international team of scientists has discovered the deepest underground dwelling centipede. The animal was found by members of the Croatian Biospeleological Society in three caves in Velebit ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from

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Europe, Siberia and in between: Caucasian populations of non-biting midges

A research in the North Caucasus, conducted by a group of Russian scientists over three years, has revealed an intermediate distribution of Caucasian populations of non-biting midges between ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from

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