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Mummified ancient bird offers clues about flight during mid-cretaceous

(Phys.org)A team of researchers from China, Canada and the U.S. has found an example of mummified remains of a bird from the mid-cretaceous period, in amber. As they note in their paper published ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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J.K. Rowling's new writing connects Fantastic Beasts to Harry Potter lore

Rowling is back in her familiar world-building headspace, which means we get new writings covering the American school for wizards.

19 minutes ago from Geek.com

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Lab-made, animal-free leather: The future of the industry?

Modern Meadow, a Brooklyn-based startup, announced Tuesday that it has raised enough money to begin manufacturing biofabricated leather. 

15 hours ago from The Christian Science Monitor

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New blind and rare planthopper species and genus dwells exclusively in a Brazilian cave

This cave planthopper species new to science is only the second dwelling exclusively in the subterranean depths of Brazil from its family. Surviving without seeing the light of the day at any ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Gateway to ancient Greek god's compound uncovered?

Archaeologists in northern Israel may have unearthed a sanctuary of the Greek god Pan in the ancient city of Hippos

18 hours ago from FOXNews

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A new giant centipede has been discovered also it can swim

Just in time for pool season, scientists have discovered a new species of centipede the first known to hunt in water. It's called Scolopendra cataracta and it can grow to be up ...

21 hours ago from The Verge

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Ancient 'Deep Skull' from Borneo full of surprises

A new study of the 37,000-year old remains of the "Deep Skull" - the oldest modern human discovered in island South-East Asia - has revealed this ancient person was not related to Indigenous ...

Mon 27 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Early Bird Wings Preserved in Burmese Amber

NewsTwo new specimens of tiny bird wings trapped in amber from rocks have been uncovered in China. The fossil wings seem to have come from baby birds that got trapped in the sticky sap of tropical ...

18 hours ago from Laboratory Equipment

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Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials said Friday.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Insects were already using camouflage 100 million years ago

Those who go to a masked ball consciously slip into a different role, in order to avoid being recognized so quickly. Insects were already doing something very similar in the Cretaceous: They ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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