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Article ID: 684243

Research Provides Unique Insight Into Extinction Dynamics in Late Triassic

University of Rhode Island

A team of scientists and students at the University of Rhode Island is inching closer to revealing how a group of animals from the Late Triassic went extinct

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31-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683201

Keratin, Pigment, Proteins from 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution

North Carolina State University

Researchers have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old sea turtle hatchling. The work provides direct evidence that a pigment-based survival trait common to modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago.

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17-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683010

New Research Shows Dinosaur Dung Fertilizes Planet

Northern Arizona University

According to NAU researcher Chris Doughty, these large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients.

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16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682888

First Atomic Structure From UTSW’s Cryo-EM Facility

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans.

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12-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682414

Exploring Evolutionary Relationships Through CIPRES

University of California San Diego

CIPRES, for CyberInfrastructure for Phylogenetic RESearch, is a web-based portal or “gateway” launched at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego that allows researchers to explore evolutionary connections among species using supercomputers provided by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) project.

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Article ID: 682134

Ancient Petrified Salamander Reveals Its Last Meal

PeerJ

A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. Organs preserved in three dimensions include the lung, nerves, gut, and within it, the last meal of the animal, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ.

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3-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681906

Mapping the Thylacine’s Mysterious Loss From Mainland

University of Adelaide

Ancient DNA extracted from fossil bones and museum specimens has shed new light on the mysterious loss of the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) from Australia’s mainland.

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28-Sep-2017 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681697

Long-Awaited Landscape

Harvard Medical School

The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years.

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25-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681561

Dino-Killing Asteroid's Impact on Bird Evolution

Cornell University

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study published in Systematic Biology.

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21-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681517

Big Herbivorous Dinosaurs Ate Crustaceans as Side Dish

University of Colorado Boulder

Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.  

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20-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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