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January 14, 2017
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Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention

Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a massive claw.

July 19, 2014
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Frühe Nordamerikaner machten Jagd auf elefantenartige Rüsseltiere

Über eine Ausgrabungsstätte in Mexiko bringt ein Forscherteam unter Beteiligung der Universität Tübingen Menschen der Clovis-Kultur und ausgestorbene Gomphotherien in Verbindung Sie hatten gerade Stoßzähne, ungefähr die Größe heutiger Elefanten und sind auch mit ihnen verwandt: Die Gomphotherien bezeichnen eine … Continue reading

July 15, 2014
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Were Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded? Neither, Study Finds

A study that originated in the lab of UA biologist Brian J. Enquist with UA alum John Grady suggests dinosaurs had a metabolism that was neither warm- nor cold-blooded, but somewhere in between. Dinosaurs dominated the Earth for more than … Continue reading

June 16, 2014
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Brain’s response to sexual images linked to number of sexual partners

UCLA researchers say finding could lead to strategies to reduce risky sex Like most things, sex requires motivation. An attractive face, a pleasant fragrance, perhaps a sexy image. Yet people differ in their response to sex cues, some react strongly; … Continue reading

April 19, 2014
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Student Spotlight: Internship in D.C. will prepare Dinée Dorame to advocate for Indigenous women

Yale junior Dinée Dorame, a member of the Navajo Nation and Tábaahá (Edge of Water clan) born for Naakaii Dine’é (Mexican people), hopes one day to help improve the lives of Indigenous women through a career in law or as a … Continue reading

April 9, 2014
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A Few Winners, But Many More Losers

Southwestern Bird and Reptile Distributions to Shift as Climate Changes Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to just-published research by scientists with the U.S. … Continue reading

December 8, 2013
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Laser Instrument on NASA Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils. The 100,000th shot was one of a series … Continue reading

April 26, 2013
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Psychopaths are not neurally equipped to have concern for others

Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological “hardwiring” that enables them to care for others, according to a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico. “A marked lack of empathy is … Continue reading