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'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

11 hours ago from BBC News

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Footprints suggest tyrannosaurs were gregarious

Scientists in western Canada have discovered the fossilized footprints of three tyrannosaurs that suggest these fearsome predators may have hunted in packs.

17 hours ago from

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Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

(AP)—For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from

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Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. ...

16 hours ago from

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Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

After the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous period that triggered the dinosaurs' extinction and ushered in the Paleocene, leaf-mining insects in the western United States completely ...

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Nearly 50 years of lemur data now available online (w/ Video)

A 48-year archive of life history data for the world's largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors ...

22 hours ago from

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Museum workers pronounce dobsonfly found in China, largest aquatic insect

Workers with the Insect Museum of West China, who were recently given several very large dragon-fly looking insects, with long teeth, by locals in a part of Sichuan, have declared it, a giant ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from

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Mammoth and mastodon behavior was less roam, more stay at home

Their scruffy beards weren't ironic, but there are reasons mammoths and mastodons could have been the hipsters of the Ice Age.

Mon 21 Jul 14 from

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Mixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birds

Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists.

Tue 22 Jul 14 from

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The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint

Never before had the mobility patterns and management of lithic resources in the Upper Palaeolithic been determined so precisely. The study of flint remains found in the open-air Ametzagaina ...

Mon 21 Jul 14 from

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