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Article ID: 649824

Newly Found Species Reveals How T. rex Became King of Dinosaurs

University of Edinburgh

The remains of a new species of horse-sized dinosaur reveal how Tyrannosaurus rex became one of Earth's top predators, a study suggests.

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15-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 649698

Pregnant T. rex Could Aid in Dino Sex-Typing

North Carolina State University

A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Montana 68 million years ago may be the key to discerning gender differences between theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur, species.

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Article ID: 649595

Palaeontologists Discover 250 Million Year Old New Species of Reptile in Brazil

University of Birmingham

The species has been identified from a mostly complete and well preserved fossil skull that the team has named Teyujagua paradoxa.

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10-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 649475

Scientists Uncover History of Ancient Viruses as Far Back as 30 Million Years Ago

eLife

Researchers from Boston College, US, have revealed the global spread of an ancient group of retroviruses that affected about 28 of 50 modern mammals' ancestors some 15 to 30 million years ago.

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8-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 649029

Fossil Find Reveals Just How Big Carnivorous Dinosaur May Have Grown

Imperial College London

An unidentified fossilised bone in a museum has revealed the size of a fearsome abelisaur and may have solved a hundred-year old puzzle.

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Article ID: 648558

Dodos Might Have Been Quite Intelligent, New Research Finds

American Museum of Natural History

X-ray scans reveal that dodo's relative brain size was similar to pigeons, likely had enhanced sense of smell.

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23-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 648184

Using Fossilized Remains, Scientists Complete the Mitochondrial Genome of the Glyptodont, a Shelled Mammal the Size of a VW Beetle, Confirming It as the Armadillo’s Ancestor

McMaster University

Scientists have sequenced the entire mitochondrial genome of the ancient glyptodont, a giant, strange mammal and ancestor of the modern-day armadillo, which first appeared approximately 4 million years ago, roaming the Earth until its extinction during the Ice Age.

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17-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 648199

500 Million-Year-Old Fossils Show How Extinct Organisms Attacked Their Prey

University of Missouri

Missouri-based scientists unlock clues to predatory behavior, a significant factor in evolution.

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Article ID: 647983

Paleontologists Discover Evidence of New Types of Dinosaurs in Idaho Including Tyrannosaur Ancestors

Montana State University

A team of Montana State University paleontologists have identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known.

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12-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 647962

New Study Confirms Giant Flightless Bird Wandered the Arctic 50 Million Years Ago

University of Colorado Boulder

A single toe bone found on Ellesmere Island in the 1970s is described for the first time.

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12-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST
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