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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: Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse 

Image of the Day: Ice Age Horse 

By The Scientist Staff | November 29, 2017

Scientists have identified a new genus of extinct horse that lived in North America during the last ice age. 

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image: Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses

Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses

By The Scientist Staff | October 31, 2017

Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex. 

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image: Image of the Day: Fear Center

Image of the Day: Fear Center

By The Scientist Staff | October 26, 2017

A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.  

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image: Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas

Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas

By The Scientist Staff | October 25, 2017

Scientists are using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to tag and explore specific sets of neurons in mice, in one of the first steps towards building a comprehensive atlas of brain circuitry. 

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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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image: Image of the Day: Fossil Guts

Image of the Day: Fossil Guts

By The Scientist Staff | September 25, 2017

Scientists unearthed an intact, fossilized digestive organ of a 500-million-year-old trilobite—a prehistoric relative of the horseshoe crab.

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image: Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

By The Scientist Staff | September 21, 2017

Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.  

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

Image of the Day: Ancient Traces

By The Scientist Staff | September 13, 2017

Scientists uncovered 500-million-year-old fossilized burrows, up to 600 microns in diameter, made by one of the world’s first freely moving animals.

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