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More physical activity improved school performanceMore physical activity improved school performance

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Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Active aging is much more than exerciseActive aging is much more than exercise

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networksRecreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks

Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceLaying the groundwork for data-driven science

Hold on, tiger momHold on, tiger mom

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

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Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing' (11/21/2014)

Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing'In order to determine the feather color of ancient organisms such as Archaeopteryx, microscopic melanin-containing structures called melanosomes have been compared in a variety of living and fossil birds. However, might there be another explanation for the presence of these structures? This research uses scanning electron microscopy and high-sensitivity molecular techniques to respond to alternative interpretations and shed light -- and color -- on Jurassic feathers. ...> Full Article


African diamond mine reveals dinosaur and large mammal tracks (11/21/2014)

Unexpectedly one of the largest diamond mines in Africa, Catoca in Angola, holds 118 million year old dinosaur, crocodile and large mammal tracks. The mammal tracks show a raccoon-sized animal, during a time when most were no larger than a rat. ...> Full Article


Exquisite ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal (11/20/2014)

A specimen of the ancient horse Eurohippus messelensis has been discovered in Germany that preserves a fetus as well as parts of the uterus and associated tissues. It demonstrates that reproduction in early horses was very similar to that of modern horses, despite great differences in size and structure. ...> Full Article


Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolution (11/20/2014)

Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolutionThe surprise discovery of the fossilized skull of a 66- to 70-million-year-old, groundhog-like creature on Madagascar has led to new analyses of the lifestyle of the largest known mammal of its time by a team of specialists including biologist Elizabeth Dumont at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in jaw structure and bite mechanics. ...> Full Article


First amphibious ichthyosaur discovered, filling evolutionary gap (11/19/2014)

The first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur has been discovered in China by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The fossil represents a missing stage in the evolution of ichthyosaurs, marine reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs about 250 million years ago. ...> Full Article


Digital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossil (11/18/2014)

Digital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossilAn international team of scientists employed high-resolution X-ray computed tomography and digital visualization techniques to restore a rare dinosaur fossil. The focus of the study was the skull of Erlikosaurus andrewsi, a 3-4 meter large herbivorous dinosaur called a therizinosaur, which lived more than 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period in what is now Mongolia. ...> Full Article


Tell-tales of war: Traditional stories highlight how ancient women survived (11/17/2014)

Through the ages, women have suffered greatly because of wars. Consequently, to protect themselves and their offspring, our female ancestors may have evolved specific survival. These findings, based on the comprehensive analysis of traditional stories from across the world, are published in Springer's journal Human Nature. The work is of interest because research to date has focused on the problems warfare poses for men, and how these problems shaped human male cognition. ...> Full Article


Of dragonflies and dinosaurs: Rutgers researcher helps map insect origins, evolution (11/16/2014)

When the dinosaurs ruled the earth, they were already bugged by creatures who had gotten there many millions of years earlier: Dragonflies and damselflies. In fact, says Rutgers University-Newark biologist, Dr. Jessica Ware, the first creatures to take to the skies of earth did so 406 million years ago ...> Full Article


Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new light (11/15/2014)

Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new lightWhy were dinosaurs covered in a cloak of feathers long before the early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight? Researchers from the University of Bonn and the University of Göttingen attempt to answer precisely that question in the latest issue of the renowned journal 'Science.' The evolution of feathers made dinosaurs more colorful, which in turn had a profoundly positive impact on communication, the selection of mates and on dinosaurs' procreation. ...> Full Article


New Zealand's moa were exterminated by an extremely low-density human population (11/14/2014)

New Zealand's moa were exterminated by an extremely low-density human populationA new study suggests that the flightless birds named moa were completely extinct by the time New Zealand's human population had grown to two and half thousand people at most. ...> Full Article


Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art? (11/13/2014)

Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?Some of mankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements -- including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge -- may have been inspired by the behaviors of sound waves being misinterpreted as 'supernatural.' ...> Full Article


Highest altitude ice age human occupation documented in Peruvian Andes (11/12/2014)

In the southern Peruvian Andes, an archaeological team led by researchers at the University of Maine has documented the highest altitude ice age human occupation anywhere in the world -- nearly 4,500 meters above sea level. ...> Full Article


Evidence says: December symposium showcases forensics at NIST (11/11/2014)

To spotlight how the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) currently serves the forensics community, the agency is hosting Forensics@NIST 2014 on Dec. 3-4, 2014, at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. ...> Full Article


Secrets of dinosaur ecology found in fragile amber (11/10/2014)

Ryan McKellar's research sounds like it was plucked from Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, McKellar uses the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to study the world in which the now-extinct behemoths lived. ...> Full Article


Kung fu stegosaur (11/9/2014)

Stegosaurs might be portrayed as lumbering plant eaters, but they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who have uncovered new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The evidence is a fatal stab wound in the pubis bone of a predatory allosaur. The wound -- in the conical shape of a stegosaur tail spike -- would have required great dexterity to inflict and shows clear signs of having cut short the allosaur's life. ...> Full Article

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Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing'Taking a deeper look at 'ancient wing'

African diamond mine reveals dinosaur and large mammal tracks

Exquisite ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal

Madagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolutionMadagascar: Fossil skull analysis offers clue to mammals' evolution

First amphibious ichthyosaur discovered, filling evolutionary gap

Digital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossilDigital dinosaurs: New research employs high-end technology to restore dinosaur fossil

Tell-tales of war: Traditional stories highlight how ancient women survived

Of dragonflies and dinosaurs: Rutgers researcher helps map insect origins, evolution

Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new lightSeeing dinosaur feathers in a new light

New Zealand's moa were exterminated by an extremely low-density human populationNew Zealand's moa were exterminated by an extremely low-density human population

Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?

Highest altitude ice age human occupation documented in Peruvian Andes

Evidence says: December symposium showcases forensics at NIST

Secrets of dinosaur ecology found in fragile amber

Kung fu stegosaur



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