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Bird plus goggles equals new insight into flight physics

Slow-flying parrotlet produces vortices that explosively break up.

20 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

24 hours ago from Newscientist

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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. ...

Mon 5 Dec 16 from

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Ice age vertebrates had mixed responses to climate change

New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study, recently ...

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Assassins on the rise: A new species and a new tribe of endemic South African robber flies

Discovery of a new species of assassin flies led to the redescription of its genus. This group of curious predatory flies live exclusively in South Africa, preferring relatively dry habitats. ...

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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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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.

Mon 5 Dec 16 from Cosmos Magazine

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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 ...

Mon 5 Dec 16 from

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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.

Mon 5 Dec 16 from

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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 ...

Sat 3 Dec 16 from

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