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Ancient Croc Found

By Jef Akst | September 16, 2011

Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.

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Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers

By Cristina Luiggi | September 15, 2011

Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.

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Early Bird Plumage

By Cristina Luiggi | September 15, 2011

After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.

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Behavior Brief

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?

By Sabrina Richards | September 9, 2011

A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.

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The Mosaic Pre-Man

By Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | September 8, 2011

Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.

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Genetics Paper Retracted

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 2, 2011

Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.

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Corina Tarnita: The Ant Mathematician

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 1, 2011

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University. Age: 28

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Octophilosophy

By Katherine Bagley | September 1, 2011

When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.

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What Price Kindness?

By Oren Harman | September 1, 2011

Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.

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