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Holey cow! Evidence of Stone Age veterinary 'surgery'

A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a primitive veterinarian or trainee surgeon, scientists said Thursday.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Going, going, gone. Soon the largest creature on Earth will be a cow

Modelling finds that in a human world, big animals run the greatest risk of extinction. Andrew Masterson reports.

1 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Nazi Germany's Most High-Tech Submarine Has Been Found Near Denmark

The deadly quiet, superfast U-boat was sunk by an Allied aerial assault on May 6, 1945.

3 hours ago from Livescience

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New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama

A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a study published April 18, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Drew Gentry from the ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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New species of ancient whale identified and named by Otago palaeontologists

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Sharp claws helped ancient seals conquer the oceans

If you've ever seen seals frolicking in the water, you know they are agile swimmers, with perfectly adapted paddle-like limbs. But if you think those flippers are just for swimming, then think ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Fossil tracks in the Alps help explain dinosaur evolution

THAT the dinosaurs went out with a bang is well known. About 66m years ago a large space rock hit what is now southern Mexico. As a consequence, and with the assistance of some enormous ...

3 hours ago from The Economist

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Is it a plant? Is it a squid? No, it’s a dead fish

After 70 years a mysterious fossil has at last been correctly identified. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago

Why do our oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes and colors? A UCLA-led team of biologists reports that the answer dates back 66 million years, ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Anatomy Expertise Solves Ancient Evolution Mystery

NewsScientists have long wondered why the physical traits of Neanderthals, the ancestors of modern humans, differ greatly from today's man. As published in the April 4 edition of Proceedings ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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