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Image of the Day: Fukuipteryx Fossil

This ancient bird has a modern tail bone.

Fri 15 Nov 19 from The Scientist

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Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

You've probably seen a lichen, even if you didn't realize it. If you've ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the crusty stuff on trees or rocks was, they're lichens, a combination ...

Fri 15 Nov 19 from

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Ancient Proteins Tell Story Of Gigantopithecus, Largest-Ever Primate

Artist's rendering of how large Gigantopithecus blacki may have been. In life, G. blacki would have spent most of its time on all fours. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) There's nothing small ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Discover Magazine

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Ancient Egyptians Didn't Farm Ibises, They Just Mummified Them

Scene from the Books of the Dead (The Egyptian museum) showing the ibis-headed God Thoth recording the result of the final judgement. (Credit: Wasef et al, 2019) Ancient Egyptian catacombs ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Discover Magazine

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Ant expert discovers newly emergent species in his backyard

Jack Longino is a global ant expert and has traveled the world documenting and discovering ant species. But for his latest discovery, he didn't need to go any farther than his own backyard. ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from

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First evidence of feathered polar dinosaurs found in Australia

A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar circle.

Tue 12 Nov 19 from

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Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says local archeologists have unearthed the mummy of an unusually large animal, most likely a lion or lioness.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from

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Oldest carnivorous dinosaur fossil unearthed in Brazil

A team of researchers from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and Universidade de São Paulo, both in Brazil, has found and identified the oldest carnivorous dinosaur fossil to date. In their ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from

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World's oldest glue used from prehistoric times till the days of the Gauls

Birch bark tar, the oldest glue in the world, was in use for at least 50,000 years, from the Palaeolithic Period up until the time of the Gauls. Made by heating birch bark, it served as an adhesive ...

Wed 13 Nov 19 from

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What is a 'mass extinction' and are we in one now?

For more than 3.5 billion years, living organisms have thrived, multiplied and diversified to occupy every ecosystem on Earth. The flip side to this explosion of new species is that species ...

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