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'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like

Lasers reveal invisible details of the shape of a feathered dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago.

7 hours ago from BBC News

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Squid evolved in marine wars more than 100 million years ago

Evolution of jawed vertebrates and bony fish created evolutionary pressure that boosted cephalopod diversification some 100 million years ago

18 hours ago from Newscientist

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'Oldest' Iron Age gold work in Britain found in Staffordshire

A British Museum expert says the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are of international importance.

Tue 28 Feb 17 from BBC News

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Mollusk graveyards are time machines to oceans' pristine past

A University of Florida study shows that mollusk fossils provide a reliable measure of human-driven changes in marine ecosystems and shifts in ocean biodiversity across time and space.

18 hours ago from

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Did seaweed make us who we are today?

Millions of years ago something happened, allowing early Homo sapiens to branch out from the primitive hominoid family tree. Was this crucial turn in human evolution partly driven by seaweed ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from

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Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life

Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs—the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a USC researcher said.

Mon 27 Feb 17 from

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Second largest Maya jade found in Belize has unique historical inscription

To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something of an understatement.

Fri 24 Feb 17 from

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New species of parasitic wasp discovered in the eggs of leaf-rolling weevils in Africa

A new species of parasitic wasp has been obtained from the eggs of weevils, associated with bushwillows, collected and identified by Dr. Silvano Biondi. Given the tiny insect from northeastern ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from

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King Richard III noted his own birthday in a prayer book

The personal reminder written in sprawling hand writing was found in the private prayer book of King Richard III, which is currently being preserved at Lambeth Palace Library in south London. ...

21 hours ago from Daily Mail

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New evidence on the diet of the 'Homo antecessor' from Atapuerca

The Homo antecessor, a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, had a mechanically more demanding diet than other hominin species in Europe and the African ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from

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