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Plug n' play protein crystalsPlug n' play protein crystals

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A spectacular landscape of star formationA spectacular landscape of star formation

Study: Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thoughtStudy: Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomicsEvolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

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Abusive leadership infects entire teamAbusive leadership infects entire team

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A self-organizing thousand-robot swarmA self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

Crash-testing rivetsCrash-testing rivets

Scientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilingsScientists discover the miracle of how geckos move, cling to ceilings

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A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

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Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter' (9/2/2014)

Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter'A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers. ...> Full Article


Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change (9/1/2014)

Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate changeResearchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees -- and the news is not good. ...> Full Article


SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion (8/30/2014)

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansionBy subjecting the skull of the first australopith discovered to the latest technologies in the Wits University Microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography facility, researchers are now casting doubt on theories that Australopithecus africanus shows the same cranial adaptations found in modern human infants and toddlers. ...> Full Article


Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey (8/29/2014)

A new species of carnivorous crustacean has been identified, which roamed the seas 435 million years ago, grasping its prey with spiny limbs before devouring it. The fossil is described and details of its lifestyle are published in the open-access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. ...> Full Article


Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds (8/28/2014)

New analyses of tiny fossil mammals from South Wales are shedding light on the function and diets of our earliest ancestors, a team led by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leicester report today in the journal Nature. ...> Full Article


Paleolithic 'escargot' (8/26/2014)

Paleolithic 'escargot'Paleolithic inhabitants of modern-day Spain may have eaten snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbors. ...> Full Article


Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures (8/23/2014)

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperaturesThe ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years. ...> Full Article


Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies (8/22/2014)

A new study provides an exciting insight into the diversity and distribution of pterosaurs from the Azhdarchidae family. Dominating the Late Cretaceous skies this group of toothless flying 'dragons' represent an important link in evolutionary transitions between the pre-historic times and the world as we know it today. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. ...> Full Article


Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III (8/21/2014)

Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard IIIA recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. This forensic study will feature in a documentary, 'Richard III: The New Evidence,' airing on Channel 4 on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 9 p.m. ...> Full Article


New home for an 'evolutionary misfit' (8/20/2014)

New home for an 'evolutionary misfit'One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found -- a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail -- has found its place in the evolutionary tree of life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time. ...> Full Article


Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history (8/18/2014)

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. ...> Full Article


Bones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discovered (8/17/2014)

Bones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discoveredScientists discovered the bones of nearly 50 winged reptiles from a new species, Caiuajara dobruskii, that lived during the Cretaceous in southern Brazil. ...> Full Article


Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds (8/6/2014)

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsA new study led by an Adelaide scientist has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs -- the theropods -- evolved into agile flyers: they just kept shrinking and shrinking, for over 50 million years. ...> Full Article


CT scans provide evidence of atherosclerosis in wide range of ancient populations (8/4/2014)

Although atherosclerosis is widely thought to be a disease of modern times, computed tomographic evidence of atherosclerosis has been found in the bodies of a large number of mummies. In a paper published in Global Heart the authors review the findings of atherosclerotic calcifications in the remains of ancient people -- humans who lived across a very wide span of human history and over most of the inhabited globe. ...> Full Article


Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world (8/3/2014)

Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost worldScientists 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 tropical insects and the world they inhabited. (Includes a video about the work narrated by David Attenborough.) ...> Full Article

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Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter'Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter'

Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate changeMuseum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change

SA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansionSA's Taung Child's skull and brain not human-like in expansion

Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey

Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds

Paleolithic 'escargot'Paleolithic 'escargot'

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperaturesEvolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard IIIBone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

New home for an 'evolutionary misfit'New home for an 'evolutionary misfit'

Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history

Bones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discoveredBones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discovered

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsShrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

CT scans provide evidence of atherosclerosis in wide range of ancient populations

Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost worldDecades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world



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