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Newswise: Paleontologists discover complete Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen

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Paleontologists discover complete Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen

University of Alberta

Discovery provides valuable insight into evolution of theropod dinosaurs around the world

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17-Oct-2019 2:20 PM EDT
Newswise: Unearthing the art of fossils

Article ID: 718713

Unearthing the art of fossils

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A rocky start in college hasn’t stopped alumnus Zachary Heck (BS Geology, ’16) from pursuing his prehistoric passions. Having a year off due to academic suspension helped him get back on track, giving him time to a begin career in paleontology before he even graduated.

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10-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718462

Prehistoric AC

University of Missouri, Columbia

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri

Released:
4-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718015

Filter-feeding pterosaurs were the flamingos of the Late Jurassic

Uppsala University

Modern flamingoes employ filter feeding and their feces are, as a result, rich in remains of microscopically-small aquatic prey. Very similar contents are described from more than 150 million year old pterosaur droppings in a recent paper in PeerJ.

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26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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    18-Jul-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715827

Jurassic fossil shows how early mammals could swallow like their modern descendants

University of Chicago Medical Center

The 165-million-year-old fossil of Microdocodon gracilis, a tiny, shrew-like animal, shows the earliest example of modern hyoid bones in mammal evolution.

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15-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: The Ancestor of the Great White Shark

Article ID: 715353

The Ancestor of the Great White Shark

University of Vienna

Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) are a group consisting of some of the most iconic sharks we know, including the mako shark (the fastest shark in the world), the infamous great white shark and Megalodon, the biggest predatory shark that has ever roamed  the world’s oceans.

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5-Jul-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715113

When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived

Field Museum

When an asteroid smacked into the Earth 66 million years ago, it triggered mass extinctions all over the planet.

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28-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life

Article ID: 714542

Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life

Field Museum

Bad news, Jurassic Park fans--the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero.

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18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

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Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s Sidedoor has returned with new episodes and a new host. Now in its fourth season, the podcast invites listeners to step behind the curtain into a fascinating world of Smithsonian stories.

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17-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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