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January 21, 2017
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Oldest Known Squawk Box Suggests Dinosaurs Likely Did Not Sing

AUSTIN, Texas — The oldest known vocal organ of a bird has been found in an Antarctic fossil of a relative of ducks and geese that lived more than 66 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs.

February 9, 2013
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Placental Mammal Diversity Blossomed After Age of Dinosaurs

Scientists build new ‘tree of life’ for placentals, visualize common ancestor Scientists have reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals–an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans–using the world’s largest dataset of both genetic and … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs also Wiped out the ‘Obamadon’

The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research — including the extinction of a newly identified lizard Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon … Continue reading

March 2, 2012
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Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million Years

*Few parallels for today’s rapid ocean changes in geologic record* The oceans may be acidifying faster today than they did in the last 300 million years, according to scientists publishing a paper this week in the journal Science. “What we’re … Continue reading

September 17, 2011
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UF Study Names New Ancient Crocodile Relative from The Land of Titanoboa

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world’s largest snake a run for its money? In a new study appearing Sept. 15 in the journal Palaeontology, University of Florida researchers describe a new 20-foot extinct species discovered … Continue reading