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May 12, 2014
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Study finds turtles are closer kin to birds, crocodiles than to lizards, snakes

What are turtles, and where did they come from? Precise answers to these questions have long eluded scientists. But new research led by Daniel Field of Yale University and the Smithsonian Institution recasts the turtle’s disputed evolutionary history, providing fresh … Continue reading

December 14, 2013
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Evolution, Civil War History Entwine in Fossil Find

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A fossil leaf fragment collected decades ago on a Virginia canal bank has been identified by a University of Maryland doctoral student as one of North America’s oldest flowering plants, a 115- to 125-million-year-old species new … Continue reading

October 10, 2013
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American history at your fingertips

The launch of the Digital Public Library of America brings greater access to local treasures. History became easier for the nation and the world to access, thanks to the recent launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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How the turtle got its shell

The turtle has been in no rush to give up the secret of its shell — but after two centuries of close study, scientists are filling in the story of a structure unique in the history of life. New research … Continue reading

November 6, 2012
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Behind the Surface: 19th-Century Haitian Paintings Provide Link to Past

Behind the surface of a painting lies the history of its making. Scholars now know more about the histories of some 19th-century Haitian paintings held in Yale’s collections, thanks to the collaborative efforts of colleagues from Yale, the Smithsonian Institution, … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
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Ice Age Mariners From Europe Were Among America’s First People

Some of the earliest humans to inhabit America came from Europe according to a new book. Across Atlantic Ice puts forward a compelling case for people from northern Spain travelling to America by boat, following the edge of a sea … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
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Rare Deep-Water Giant Squid from South Florida Brought to UF for Research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Recovered by recreational fishermen who found the creature floating … Continue reading

July 22, 2010
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Black Hole at Milky Way Core Powers Galaxy’s Fastest Stars

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The black hole at the center of the galaxy is to blame for sling-shotting “hypervelocity stars” out of the Milky Way at up to 1.8 million miles per hour, according to new evidence from research involving a University … Continue reading