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Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles

A team of scientists, including researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, has reconstructed a detailed "tree of life" for turtles. The specifics of how turtles are related—to one ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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40,000-year-old blood brings mammoth cloning closer

Mammoth cloning is closer to becoming a reality following the discovery of blood in the best-preserved specimen ever found.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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New volume documents the science at the legendary snowmastodon fossil site in Colorado

Four years ago, a bulldozer operator turned over some bones during construction at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado. Scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science were ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Breaking with tradition: The 'personal touch' is key to cultural preservation

"Memetics," or the study of memes, is a very popular discipline among cultural researchers now, particularly as it concerns new media like viral videos. But no one seems to know what a meme ...

2 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Ancient Egyptian codex finally deciphered

(Phys.org) —A pair of Australian researchers, Malcolm Choat with Macquarie University and Iain Gardner with the University of Sydney, has after many decades of effort by others, succeeded in ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?

Are Italian natural history museums (NHMs) on the verge of collapse? A new analysis published in the open access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation ...

50 minutes ago from Phys.org

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How Tibet was won: The barley mow

THAT agriculture permitted the human population to expand its size is obvious. That it permitted the population to expand its range as well is a more subtle point. But a paper just published ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from The Economist

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Scanning robot helps put insect collection online

A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Star-gazing' shrimp discovered in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town said on Friday. ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Reuters

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Welcome to Jurassic World With This New Teaser Trailer

Universal Studios just released a 15-second teaser trailer for the upcoming forth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World—and it feels great to be back.Read more...

Sun 23 Nov 14 from Gizmodo

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