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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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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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image: Spiky-Headed Dino Discovered

Spiky-Headed Dino Discovered

By | June 8, 2015

Dubbed “Hellboy,” the triceratops relative sports a bevy of horns on its crested cranium.

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Scales Over Feathers

By | June 3, 2015

A comprehensive analysis of fossilized dinosaur skin samples suggests feathers were not the norm.

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Reimagining Humanity

By | June 1, 2015

As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.

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A New Human Ancestor?

By | May 28, 2015

Researchers in Ethiopia unearth a previously unknown species of hominin, which roamed Africa at the same time as “Lucy.”

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Genome Digest

By | May 21, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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The Rise of Heads

By | May 11, 2015

A 500 million-year-old brain fossil yields clues to the evolution of heads.

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Oldest Ancestor of Modern Birds Found

By | May 6, 2015

Fossils of a new species discovered in China suggest birds developed 6 million years earlier than previously thought.

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