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F?ossil bed reveals a wealth of primeval species in exquisite detail

F?ossil bed reveals a wealth of primeval species in exquisite detailF?ossil bed reveals a wealth of primeval species in exquisite detail, Published online: 22 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00951-yDeposit ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Nature News

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Paleontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed "Scotty," ...

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This 520-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 18 Tentacles to Kill Its Prey

A fossil of a 520-million-year-old sea animal that had 18 tentacles was recently discovered in China, and scientists believe it might be a distant relative to the comb jelly. The fossil, which ...

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Salamanders chew with their palate

The Italian Crested Newt – Triturus carnifex – eats anything and everything it can overpower. Earthworms, mosquito larvae and water fleas are on its menu, but also snails, small fish and even ...

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New Cretaceous fossil sheds light on avian reproduction

A team of scientists led by Alida Bailleul and Jingmai O'Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the first ...

Wed 20 Mar 19 from

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Dental enamel can't regenerate, right? Think again

Dental enamel is tricky stuff. Even though it's the body's hardest material, if it wears away from cavities, acidic food or drinks or overbrushing, it doesn't regenerate.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

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Ancient birds out of the egg running

The ~125 million-year-old Early Cretaceous fossil beds of Los Hoyas, Spain, have long been known for producing thousands of petrified fish and reptiles (Fig. 1). However, researchers have uncovered ...

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Canadian Tyrannosaurus rex turns out to be largest ever found

Back in 1991, paleontologists from Canada's University of Alberta discovered the fossilized remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex in the province of Saskatchewan. Nicknamed "Scotty" in honor ...

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The oldest known astrolabe was used on one of Vasco da Gama’s ships

A navigational device for taking altitudes at sea was found in a Portuguese shipwreck in the Arabian Sea and dates back to 1496.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from ScienceNews

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Rare spacesuit display takes one giant leap into history

In the year that will mark 50 years since man first walked on the Moon, a rare display of spacesuits is helping take people back in time to experience some of what ...

Wed 20 Mar 19 from ABC Science

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