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This Robot Skeleton is Helping Scientists Learn How Prehistoric Animals Moved

A robot mimicking a prehistoric fossil suggests the ancestors of reptiles, birds and mammals might have walked more efficiently on land than previously thought. Nowadays, the most widespread ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from Discover Magazine

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Herpetologists describe new species of snake found in stomach of predator snake

Herpetologists at The University of Texas at Arlington have described a previously unknown species of snake that was discovered inside the stomach of another snake more than four decades ago.

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Scientists confirm pair of skeletons are from same early hominin species

Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of anthropologists has concluded in a comprehensive analysis of remains first ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from

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An ancient child from East Asia grew teeth like a modern human

Choppers from a youngster with an unknown evolutionary background indicate that hominids evolved a humanlike life span in East Asia by 100,000 years ago.

Wed 16 Jan 19 from ScienceNews

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Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft

Members of species with shells they must hold onto for survival have larger sexual tubes than those with less precious private property.

Wed 16 Jan 19 from The Scientist

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Engineers detail bird feather properties that could lead to better adhesives, aerospace materials

You may have seen a kid play with a feather, or you may have played with one yourself: Running a hand along a feather's barbs and watching as the feather unzips and zips, seeming to miraculously ...

Wed 16 Jan 19 from TechXplore

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Artificial intelligence applied to the genome identifies an unknown human ancestor

By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) of the Centre ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from

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Two tiny beetle fossils offer evolution and biogeography clues

It is well-known that living fossils exhibit stasis over geologically long time scales. Examples are the panda and ginkgo. Now, two tiny beetles trapped in 99-million-year-old amber may join ...

Fri 18 Jan 19 from

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Ancient 150,000-year-old buffalo skull found in England

A prehistoric 150,000-year-old skull that once belonged to an extinct giant buffalo has been found deep in the cold ground of an English quarry.

Thu 17 Jan 19 from FOXNews

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Opal-filled fossils reveal timid, dog-size dinosaur that lived down under

When Mike Poben, an opal buyer and and fossil fanatic, bought a bucket of opal from an Australian mine, he was surprised to find to find what looked like an ancient tooth in the pile.

Thu 17 Jan 19 from FOXNews

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