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Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018

A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  

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Image of the Day: Bird Braincase

By The Scientist Staff | May 4, 2018

Newly discovered fossils shed light on the structure of the feeding apparatus of ancient seabirds.

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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: Dinosaur Footprints Give Clues to Middle Jurassic

Dinosaur Footprints Give Clues to Middle Jurassic

By Ashley Yeager | April 3, 2018

One hundred seventy million years ago, sauropods and theropods trekked across what is now Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

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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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image: Infographic: From Sediments to Sequences

Infographic: From Sediments to Sequences

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

How to analyze ancient proteins

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image: Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past

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: 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: Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By Kerry Grens | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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