Odd Creatures: Fossils & Ruins
August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin Really Say That?

July 1, 2015 — As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say ... 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 22, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed size data for rodents worldwide to distinguish the truly massive mice and giant gerbils from the regular-sized rodents. They found that the furry animals with chisel-like ... 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

June 17, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered evidence of food and potential respiratory irritants entrapped in the dental tartar of 400,000-year-old teeth at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, the site of many major ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A remarkably detailed picture of the climate and ecology during the Triassic Period explains why dinosaurs failed to establish dominance near the equator for 30 million ... read more

Scientists Downsize the Giant 'Dreadnoughtus' Dinosaur

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have shown that the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus, discovered by palaeontologists in South America in 2014, was not as large as previously ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have found remnants that have some similarities to red blood cells and collagen fibres in fragments of dinosaur ... read more

What Rabbits Can Tell Us About Neanderthal Extinction

June 8, 2015 — When thinking about the extinction of Neanderthals some 30,000 years ago, rabbits may not be the first thing that spring to mind. But the way rabbits were hunted and eaten by Neanderthals and modern ... read more

June 8, 2015 — The best fires are roughly as tall as they are wide. This is why, he argues, everyone has built fires that basically look the same since the dawn of time, allowing humanity to master fire and migrate ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Scientists reconstruct the DNA of the Megaloceros from findings in caves in the Swabian Alb and discover possible causes for its later ... read more

June 5, 2015 — When it comes to the three-horned dinosaur called the Triceratops, science is showing the ancient creatures might have been a little more complex than we thought. In fact, their teeth were far more ... read more

June 4, 2015 — About 10 years ago, someone stumbled across some bones sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta, Canada. Now, scientists describe that those bones belonged to a nearly ... read more

June 4, 2015 — At times during the past 10,000 years, cottontails and hares reproduced like rabbits and their numbers surged when the El Niño weather pattern drenched the Pacific Coast with rain, according to an ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Compared with early birds, late risers are more likely to be cuckolded, a group of international researchers has found. The study's lead author said they found that early risers used that time ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Experts have identified Britain's oldest sauropod dinosaur from a fossil bone discovered on the Yorkshire coast. The vertebra (backbone) originates from a group of dinosaurs that includes the ... read more

10th-Century Medical Philosophy and Computer Simulation in Research

June 1, 2015 — The writings of a 10th-century medical philosopher are being linked to the use of computer simulation as an alternative to using animals in medical ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Dinosaurs grew as fast as your average living mammal, according to a new research article. The article is a re-analysis of a widely publicized 2014 Science paper on dinosaur metabolism and growth ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Research into lethal wounds found on a human skull may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history--some 430,000 years ago--and offers evidence of the earliest funerary practices in ... read more

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