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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ancient Egyptian codex finally deciphered

( —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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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