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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Reading the Weather from Inside a Seashell

Sep. 29, 2015 — Does assembling a mega-continent necessarily lead to a mega-monsoon? Can you tell by looking at ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — As if life wasn't hard enough during the last Ice Age, a new study has found Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards. Researchers working in Central ... read more

New Study Highlights Valuable Tool for Studying Living and Extinct Animals

Sep. 23, 2015 — Findings of a new study could support a number of fields from animal poaching to paleoecology. Researchers report on a mathematical analytical tool that was designed to predict a common elemental ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers are looking at flint flakes to study laterality in Palaeolithic humans, in other words, which hand they used to fashion their artefacts. Laterality is the preference of human beings for ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method for synthesizing organic molecules very selectively, by assembling simple molecules and using an enzyme from E. coli (FSA: D-fructose-6-phosphate aldolase), which ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered a new species of duck-billed dinosaur, a 30-footlong herbivore that endured months of winter darkness and probably experienced snow. The skeletal remains of the dinosaurs ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers in Alaska have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — A new lineage of extinct plankton-feeding sharks, Pseudomegachasma, has been discovered by an international team of scientists. The sharks lived in warm oceans during the age of the dinosaurs nearly ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — The African clawed frog's process for adaptive color vision is full of mysterious twists and turns, an evolutionary biologist explains in a new article about the frog's shift from ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Various specimens of Africa's earliest coelacanth have been found in a 360-million-year-old fossil estuary near Grahamstown, in South Africa's Eastern Cape. More than 30 complete specimens ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A first draft of the tree of life for all 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released. Thousands of smaller trees have been published over the years for select ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — Scientists have decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from <em>Lingula anatina</em> collected at Amami Island, Japan. A new article presents the results of their analysis of over ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Wandering an arid region of the ancient supercontinent of Pangea about 260-million years ago, the pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the oldest known creature to have walked upright on all fours, ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back more than 7,000 ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — During their first Gernsheim dig last year, archaeologists suspected that a small Roman settlement must have also existed there in the Hessian Ried. Now they have discovered clear relics of a Roman ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Fossils tell amazing stories and inspire them, too -- just think of this summer's 'Jurassic World' blockbuster. But because some of the processes that preserve fossils are not well ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Pre-humans' shift toward a grass-based diet took place about 400,000 years earlier than experts previously thought, providing a clearer picture of a time of rapid change in conditions that ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Around one million years ago, early humans were skilful at using the landscape features of the Kenyan Rift to ambush and kill their prey, according to new ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — In ongoing research to record the interaction of environment and evolution, a team of researchers has found new information illustrating the evolution of a population of guppies. Working in a river ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — Scientists have discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes, running 2,000 kilometers across Australia, from the Whitsundays in North Queensland to near Melbourne in ... read more

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