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What Can We Learn from Dinosaur Proteins?

Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and could even offer useful clues for drug discovery or the search for extraterrestrial life.

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Species, Reptile, Fossil, Ancient, Dinosaur, Crocodile, University of Birmingham

Discovery of Early, ‘Croc-Like’ Reptile Sheds New Light on Evolution of Dinosaurs

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A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.

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Biology, Evolution, Paleontology

Virginia Tech Scientists Discover Early Dinosaur Cousin Had a Surprising Croc-Like Look

A Virginia Tech paleobiologist's latest discovery of Teleocrater rhadinus has overturned popular predictions.

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Palenontology, Dinosaur, anatomic pathology

New Research Disproves Common Assumption on Cranial Joints of Alligators, Birds, Dinosaurs

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Researchers from the University of Missouri School Of Medicine recently discovered that although alligators, birds and dinosaurs have a similar skull-joint shape, this does not guarantee that their movements are the same.

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A Kiss of Death -- Mammals Were the First Animals to Produce Venom

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CT scans of fossils of the pre-mammalian reptile, Euchambersia, shows anatomical features, designed for venom production

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Pterosaur, dinosaur discovery

Giant Flying Reptile Ruled Ancient Transylvania

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The creature has a considerably shorter and stronger neck with larger muscles than the long graceful necks of others in its species.

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Paleontology, Biology (Biochemistry), Proteomic Mass Spectrometric

80-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Collagen Confirmed

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Utilizing the most rigorous testing methods to date, researchers from North Carolina State University have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus.

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How the Darkness and the Cold Killed the Dinosaurs

Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the well-known impact of a large asteroid and blocking the sunlight for several years, had a profound influence on life on Earth.

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Dinosaur Eggs Took a Long Time to Hatch; This May Have Contributed to Their Doom

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New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a long time to hatch--between about three and six months.

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Research on Dinosaur Embryos Reveals That Eggs Took 3 to 6 Months to Hatch

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New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a long time to hatch--between about three and six months.







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