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Image of the Day: Dino Tracks

By The Scientist Staff | April 12, 2018

A combination of analysis techniques including 3-D models and false-color depth maps allow researchers to study tridactyl dinosaur tracks in Switzerland.

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Image of the Day: Four Eyes

By The Scientist Staff | April 3, 2018

Ancient monitor lizards had an extra set of “eyes” on top of their heads.

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image: Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils

Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils

By The Scientist Staff | March 14, 2018

Paleontologists find fossils from at least seven species of the flying reptiles in Morocco.

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High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.

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Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings

Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings

By The Scientist Staff | January 12, 2018

The 200-million-year-old fossils, the earliest found of lepidopterans, show characteristics of extant moths.

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image: Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur 

Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur 

By The Scientist Staff | December 15, 2017

Palaeontologists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence to date for small, stiff-necked, sea-dwelling reptiles. 

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image: Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker

Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker

By The Scientist Staff | December 13, 2017

Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host. 

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image: The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

By Shawna Williams | October 24, 2017

Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.

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image: Image of the Day: Fangaroo

Image of the Day: Fangaroo

By The Scientist Staff | October 19, 2017

Fanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.

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