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How dinosaurs shrank, survived and evolved into birds

That starling at your birdfeeder? It is a dinosaur. The chicken on your dinner plate? Also a dinosaur. That mangy seagull scavenging for chips on the beach? Apart from being disgusting, yet ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Society bloomed with gentler personalities and more feminine faces

Modern humans appear in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago, but it was only about 50,000 years ago that making art and advanced tools became widespread.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help—a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Video: Thousands of Years of Human Migration in Five Minutes

It's enough to put an old-fashioned family tree to shame. A visualization of the migration routes of more than 150,000 people, from 600 BC to the present day, brings to life human history in ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Discover Magazine

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Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale

Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Reptile Database surpasses 10,000 reptile species

More than 10,000 reptile species have been recorded into the Reptile Database, a web-based catalogue of all living reptile species and classification, making the reptile species among the most ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Symbiotic survival

One of the most diverse families in the ocean today—marine bivalve mollusks known as Lucinidae (or lucinids)—originated more than 400 million years ago in the Silurian period, with adaptations ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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New study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history

By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths, University of Florida scientists have created an extensive "Tree of Lepidoptera" in the first study to ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Oldest rove beetle in the Omaliini tribe found in French amber

An international team of scientists from Spain, France, and the U.S. has discovered and described a rove beetle that is the oldest definitive member of the tribe Omaliini that has ever been ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world (w/ Video)

Scientists are searching through a massive collection of 20-million-year-old amber found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago, and the effort is yielding fresh insights into ancient ...

Wed 30 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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