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Fearsome ancient carnivore discovered after fossil lingered for decades in museum drawer

Fearsome ancient carnivore discovered after fossil lingered for decades in museum drawerFearsome ancient carnivore discovered after fossil lingered for decades in museum drawer, ...

10 hours ago from Nature News

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Ancient urine reveals early prehistory of domestic sheep and goats

Stone Age farmers living in Turkey became more reliant on domestic sheep and goats over a 1000-year period, according to a study of the animals’ preserved urine

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Newscientist

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Glowing millipede genitalia help scientists tell species apart

Sometimes, it's really easy for scientists to tell species of animals apart—they'll be obviously different shapes or colors. Other times, different species will look nearly identical to the ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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42,000-Year-Old Foal Entombed in Ice Still Had Liquid Blood in Its Veins

It's the oldest liquid blood on record, say scientists who want to clone the ice age horse.

6 hours ago from Livescience

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The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

A thousand years ago, the Wari empire stretched across Peru. At its height, it covered an area the size of the Eastern seaboard of the US from New York City to Jacksonville. It lasted for 500 ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change

Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud which allows ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study: Infamous 'death roll' almost universal among crocodile species

The iconic "death roll" of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Here's what Scotland's dogs looked like 4,500 years ago

The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur.

7 hours ago from FOXNews

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Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Tests on a rabbit bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in 1AD.

23 hours ago from BBC News

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Roman racers faced danger at every event in vehicles designed for SPECTACLE, reveals re-enactment

Experts with the Smithsonian Channel constructed and test-drove their very own chariot to find out just how risky the races really were.

3 hours ago from Daily Mail

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