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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Scientists’ New Chemical Blueprint Could Be the Answer to Tackling Stone Theft

July 28, 2015 — Scientists hope their early trials of a new chemical blueprint technique could assist a crackdown on stone ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a striking new species of horned dinosaur based on fossils collected from a bone bed in southern Alberta, Canada. Wendiceratops pinhornensis was approximately 6 meters long ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Some of the oldest marine animals on the planet, including armoured worm-like forms and giant, lobster like sea creatures, survived millions of years longer than previously thought, according to a ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Scientists have obtained an age from rocks of the Great Karoo that shed light on the timing of a mass extinction event that occurred around 260 million years ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The Earth's magnetic field experiences reversals such that north becomes south. The age of the latest reversal is unclear. Researchers have dated volcanic ash that was formed immediately before ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The ancient monkey, known as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its 15 ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt Arctic life, including skin and hair development, insulin signaling, fat ... read more

How Our Sense of Smell Evolved, Including in Early Humans

July 2, 2015 — A group of scientists has studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and has even reconstructed how a long-extinct human relative would have been able to ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A new species and genus of octocoral (Cnidaria Anthozoa) was described from Zamami Island Okinawa Japan, Nanipora kamurai. Molecular phylogenetic analyses showed that the species is closely related ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A newly discovered, 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a 'Jesus lizard' for its ability to walk on water, may provide insight into how climate change may affect tropical ... read more

July 1, 2015 — The fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later age than those of modern big cats, but grew at a rate about double that of their living relatives. The findings, ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000 years ago that inhabitants may have used to adorn themselves with or to decorate stone or wooden ... read more

June 30, 2015 — A pair of paleobiologists have determined that the world's most numerous and diverse vertebrates -- ray-finned fishes -- began their ecological dominance of the oceans 66 million years ago, ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A newly-identified species of spike-covered worm with legs, which lived 500 million years ago, was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armor for ... read more

June 24, 2015 — South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have discovered a new 200-million-year-old dinosaur from South Africa hidden for decades among the largest fossil collection in South ... read more

June 24, 2015 — A tiny tooth plate of the 410 million year old fossil fish Romundina stellina indicates that teeth evolved earlier in the tree of life than recently thought. Jaws and teeth have been important ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Twelve years ago, footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs were discovered and excavated in a quarry near Goslar. Paleontologists have now created a three-dimensional digital model based on photographs of ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone from Romania reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neanderthals when they first came to ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Biologists have use highly conservative estimates to prove that species are disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs' ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Fossilized remains of a new bat species, which lived 16 million years ago, walked on four limbs and was three times larger than today's average bat, have been discovered in New ... read more

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