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Non-aviary dinosaur flew with four wings
Los Angeles (UPI) Jul 16, 2013
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's the bones of Changyuraptor yangi - the latest fossil to suggest dinosaurs took to the air before birds. Changyuraptor yangi, which scientists say had feathers like a bird and was designed like a fighter jet, was the largest dinosaur to take to the skies, and also one of the earliest. The dino - whose 125-million-year-old remains were recently unearthed in China - is one of several four-winged species included in the group Microraptorines, which means "tiny ... read more

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Rise and fall of prehistoric penguin populations charted
A study of how penguin populations have changed over the last 30,000 years has shown that between the last ice age and up to around 1,000 years ago penguin populations benefitted from climate warmin ... more
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500-million-year-old fossils reveal creature on the way to evolving jaws
For more than a century, scientists have searched for fossils that offer new clues as to when and how our earliest ancestors split off from their invertebrate brethren and began developing bones. But finding intact early vertebrates, much less well-preserved invertebrates, is exceedingly difficult - their soft bodies easily malformed by the pressures shifting rocks and weather. ... more
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New Ichthyosaur Graveyard Found
In a new study published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, geoscientists Wolfgang Stinnesbeck of the University of Heidelberg and colleagues document the discovery of forty-six ophthalm ... more
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More evidence that Earth collision formed Moon: study
German scientists said Thursday that moon samples collected during the 1960s and 1970s have shown new evidence that the moon formed when a young Earth collided with another celestial body. ... more
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Huge tooth fossil shows marine predator had plenty to chew on
A fossilised tooth belonging to a fearsome marine predator has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, following its recent discovery. A team of palaeontologists have verified the ... more
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Paleontologists dig up remains of ancient giant crocodile
Even Happy Gilmore wouldn't stand a chance against Balrog, the ancient croc named for the Mines of Moria monster in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Perhaps no one would stand a chance against the ancient 16-foot, 900-pound croc, whose remains were discovered in an open-pit coal mine - one of the world's largest - in Cerrejon, Colombia. ... more
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The reproductive system's evolution from dinosaurs to birds
As winged dinosaurs underwent a series of evolutionary changes during the transition into Aves, or birds, one pivotal transformation was the appearance of a single-ovary reproductive system. " ... more
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Australia's deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction
A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history ... more
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Ancient rocks yield clues about Earth's earliest crust
It looks like just another rock, but what Jesse Reimink holds in his hands is a four-billion-year-old chunk of an ancient protocontinent that holds clues about how the Earth's first continents forme ... more
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Delegating the dirty work is a key to evolution
We have hundreds of types of cells in our bodies - everything from red blood cells to hair follicles to neurons. But why can't most of them create offspring for us? New research at Michigan State Un ... more
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A mechanism of how biodiversity arises
A new study of how biodiversity arises, by evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different conseque ... more
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Fossil avatars are transforming palaeontology
New techniques for visualizing fossils are transforming our understanding of evolutionary history according to a paper published by leading palaeontologists at the University of Bristol. Palae ... more
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Little kiwi and giant elephant bird were ancient relatives
New Zealand's pint-sized kiwi and Madagascar's now-extinct, but once-towering, elephant bird are related - two offshoots of the group of flightless birds called ratites, a group responsible for species throughout the Southern Hemisphere. ... more
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Study uncovers new evidence on species evolution
A study involving Simon Fraser University researchers and published in the journal Science has found evidence for the genomic basis of how new species evolve in adapting to different environments. ... more
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Fossils prove useful in analysing million year old cyclical phenomena
Research conducted at the University of Granada has shown that the cyclical phenomena that affect the environment, like climate change, in the atmosphere-ocean dynamic and, even, disturbances to pla ... more
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Marine fossil bed along Africa's South Atlantic coast dated to 71.5 mya
Paleontologists at Southern Methodist University have measured the carbon isotopes in marine fossils to precisely date for the first time 30 million years of sediments along Africa's South Atlantic ... more
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New dinosaur species, largest ever, unearthed in Argentina
Scientists have unearthed several fossils from a new species of dinosaur called the Titanosaur - the biggest yet discovered. ... more
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Paleontologists discover new fossil organism
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a fossil of a newly discovered organism from the "Ediacara Biota" - a group of organisms that occurred in the Ediacaran period o ... more
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Newly found dinosaur is long-nosed cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex
Scientists have discovered a new species of long-snouted tyrannosaur, nicknamed Pinocchio rex, which stalked the Earth more than 66 million years ago. Researchers say the animal, which belonged to t ... more
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Dinosaurs and birds kept evolving by shrinking
Although most dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, one dinosaur lineage survived and lives on today as a major evolutionary success story - the birds. But to what does this lineage owe its s ... more
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Redescription of the oldest-known dolphin skull sheds light on their origins and evolution
Dolphins are the most diverse family of living marine mammals and include species such as the bottlenose dolphin and the killer whale. However, their early evolution and fossil record has been steep ... more
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Dinosaurs were able to heal significant bone injuries, new study reveals
A new study reveals that dinosaurs were able to withstand and heal from bone-crushing injuries - the equivalent of which would surely kill humans and other mammals, absent immediate medical care. ... more
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Widespread tetraradial symmetry among early fossil sponges
Sponges are usually considered to be the oldest living animals, having evolved before all other groups. The simplicity of their body structure and tissue organization has for many years made them ca ... more
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What Lies Beneath Modern New England? Mountain-Building and the End of An Ancient Ocean
When and where did the ancient Iapetus Ocean suture (the most fundamental Appalachian structure) form? Is part of New England made up of ancient African-derived rocks? What is the Moretown terrane? ... more
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