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Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed

By | January 1, 2013

In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.

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Contributors

By | January 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Evidence for Earliest Dino?

By | December 6, 2012

New analyses of fossils found in the 1930s suggest that a labrador-sized biped lived around 243 million years ago, potentially making it the oldest known dinosaur.

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Behavior Brief

By | November 7, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Half-Life of DNA Revealed

By | October 11, 2012

Researchers measure how long it takes for DNA from bone to degrade, confirming that genetic information from dinosaurs could not last to the present day.

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Vegetarian Vampires?

By | October 4, 2012

A small but vicious-toothed dinosaur may have dined mostly on plants, challenging the idea that fangs are hallmarks of carnivores.

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Dwarf Mammoth Once Roamed Crete

By | May 9, 2012

Researchers analyze a diminutive forelimb bone, calling it conclusive evidence that a tiny mammoth resided on the Greek island.

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Cretaceous Easter Eggs

By | April 9, 2012

Researchers discover a 70-million-year-old egg that belonged to a small, bird-like meat-eating dinosaur.

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New Human Species?

By | March 15, 2012

Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.

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Jurassic Parasites

By | March 1, 2012

Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.

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