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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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Mammoth Proteome Described

By | December 12, 2011

Eschewing potentially degraded DNA as a source, researchers look instead at the proteome of ancient species.

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Whales Saved From Highway Project

By | November 21, 2011

A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.

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Mite Found on Ancient Spider

By | November 9, 2011

Using CT scanning, scientists were able to visualize a tiny mite hitching a ride on a 50-million-year old spider.

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