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Bird plus goggles equals new insight into flight physics

Slow-flying parrotlet produces vortices that explosively break up.

3 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Ancient leftovers shows the real Paleo diet was a veggie feast

Early humans seem to have eaten a wide variety of vegetables and nuts, alongside delicacies such as elephant brain and fish

7 hours ago from Newscientist

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Four-legged fossils help fill gap in evolutionary history

Ancient tetrapod remains suggest amphibians branched off only a few million years after the mass extinction at the end of the Devonian. Amy Middleton reports.

11 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved

Despite their obvious physical differences, elephants, lizards and trout all have something in common. They possess elongated, flexible structures at the rear of their bodies that we call tails. ...

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Geoscientists size-up early dinosaurs, find surprising variation

Look out your window, and you may see people of all ages and sizes roaming the street: a 6-foot-5-inch man walking beside a 4-foot-6-inch boy, for example, or a sprouting teen-ager who is much ...

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A handful of photos yields a mouthful of (digital) teeth

A Disney Research team has developed a model-based method of realistically reconstructing teeth for digital actors and for medical applications using just a few, non-invasive photos or a short ...

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Researchers may have found first polluted river from before Bronze Age

Industrial pollution may seem like a modern phenomenon, but in fact, an international team of researchers may have discovered what could be the world's first polluted river, contaminated approximately ...

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Efficiency of insect biodiversity monitoring via Malaise trap samples and DNA barcoding

The massive decline of over 75% insect biomass reported from Germany between 1989 and 2013 by expert citizen scientists proves the urgent need for new methods and standards for fast and wide-scale ...

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Mummified remains identified as Egyptian Queen Nefertari

A team of international archaeologists believe a pair of mummified legs on display in an Italian museum may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari - the favourite wife of the pharaoh Ramses II.

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A Viking's tools revealed: 1,000-year-old carpenter's box with iron implements is found in a ring-shaped Danish fortress

Archaeologists uncovered the artefacts during a dig at the site of Viking ring fortress called Borgring, near the port of Køge, which provide new insight into life inside the Danish fortress ...

12 hours ago from Daily Mail

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