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Build your own dinosaur park in 'Jurassic World Evolution'

Did you watch Jurassic World and think that the chaos could have been avoided with better park design? You're going to get a chance to prove your theory. Elite: Dangerous developer ...

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Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats

Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution

In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones forming the vertebra. Tetrapods, as the name ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop

New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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"Frankenstein's dinosaur" fills the gap between predators and prey

Dinosaurs came in a ridiculous variety of shapes and sizes, but just how they all fit together is still up for debate. The recently-discovered Chilesaurus is made up of a weird mishmash ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern Africa

The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th and 8th centuries AD. In a paper published August ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Divers uncover secrets buried on the Dutch ship Rooswijk

The Dutch merchant ship De Rooswijk was carrying chests of silver ingots, silver dollars and pieces of eight when it hit the treacherous sandbanks off the coast of Deal, Kent, in January 1740. ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

Egypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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