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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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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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Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem

By David Moscato | September 8, 2017

High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.

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The infamous "Baby Louie" embryo is a giant oviraptorosaur fossil from China that resembled a gargantuan bird.

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Two New Dinosaur Species Identified

By Diana Kwon | May 3, 2017

Palaeontologists report their findings of Galeamopus pabsti, a new sauropod, and Jianianhualong tengi, a small feathered dinosaur.

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image: Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up

Dinosaur Phylogenetic Tree Shake-Up

By Jef Akst | March 24, 2017

An analysis of 74 dinosaur species leads a group of researchers to reorganize the extinct animals’ evolutionary history.

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image: Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

By Diana Kwon | January 5, 2017

An investigation of fossilized teeth reveals that some dinosaurs took more than six months to hatch, hindering their abilities to procreate quickly and efficiently.

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image: Study: Dinosaurs Lost Teeth, Grew Bird-Like Beaks

Study: Dinosaurs Lost Teeth, Grew Bird-Like Beaks

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 28, 2016

Fossil analysis suggests members of at least one dinosaur species started out with full sets of teeth, only to lose them in adulthood and develop beaks instead.

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image: Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

Dinosaur Feathers Found in Amber

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 12, 2016

The first-of-its-kind sample includes both vertebral segments and feathers.

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