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Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution

By | September 12, 2014

Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China.

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A Rock and a Hard Place

By | July 1, 2014

Meet the retired chemical engineer who has made quite the impression on paleoentomology by uncovering ancient secrets of insect coitus.


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Prehistoric Chicken Terror

By | March 20, 2014

Paleontologists describe a new species of birdlike dinosaur, and it’s pretty terrifying.


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Syphilis: Then and Now

By , and | February 1, 2014

Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.


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Ancient Pigments Unearthed

By | January 8, 2014

Fossilized skin reveals the colors of three extinct marine reptiles


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Felid Fossils

By | November 13, 2013

Paleontologists discover the oldest evidence yet suggesting that big cats originated in Asia.


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Week in Review: October 14–18

By | October 18, 2013

Ancient mosquito fossilized with blood meal; waste in academic research; the ethics of guest authorship; US government shutdown ends


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Ancient Georgian Ancestors

By | October 17, 2013

A hominin skull found in Dmanisi reveals that human ancestors migrating from Africa were more primitive than once thought.


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Fossilized Mosquito Blood Meal

By | October 14, 2013

Researchers have discovered a 46-million-year-old female mosquito containing the remnants of the insect’s final blood meal.

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Ancient Mammalian Fossil Found

By | August 16, 2013

The chipmunk-sized Rugosodon eurasiaticus is the oldest representative of a prolific and long-lasting mammalian lineage.


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