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New Species Links River and Oceanic Dolphins

By | September 2, 2015

Fossilized remains from a river dolphin relative provide some details about when the mammals left the oceans.

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Speaking of Science

By | September 1, 2015

September 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Color Clues in Dino Fossils

By | August 31, 2015

Researchers confirm that some microscopic imprints in fossilized dinosaur feathers are pockets of melanin.

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil

By | August 5, 2015

Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Saw-toothed Dinos

By | July 29, 2015

Microscopic analysis of carnivorous dinosaur teeth reveals specialized serrated edges.

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Ancient Comb Jelly Bones?

By | July 13, 2015

Comb jellies, soft-bodied marine creatures that swim by beating rows of cilia, may once have had a hard skeleton.

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1 + 1 = 1

By | July 1, 2015

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.

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Intelligence Gathering

By | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century

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