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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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Newswise: The Ancestor of the Great White Shark

Article ID: 715353

The Ancestor of the Great White Shark

University of Vienna

Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) are a group consisting of some of the most iconic sharks we know, including the mako shark (the fastest shark in the world), the infamous great white shark and Megalodon, the biggest predatory shark that has ever roamed  the world’s oceans.

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5-Jul-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715113

When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived

Field Museum

When an asteroid smacked into the Earth 66 million years ago, it triggered mass extinctions all over the planet.

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28-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life

Article ID: 714542

Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life

Field Museum

Bad news, Jurassic Park fans--the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero.

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18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

Article ID: 714469

Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast Returns for Season Four

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s Sidedoor has returned with new episodes and a new host. Now in its fourth season, the podcast invites listeners to step behind the curtain into a fascinating world of Smithsonian stories.

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17-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: A Small Dinosaur from New Mexico is a Big Piece in the Puzzle of Tyrannosaur Evolution
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Article ID: 712293

A Small Dinosaur from New Mexico is a Big Piece in the Puzzle of Tyrannosaur Evolution

Stony Brook University

Tyrannosauroid dinosaurs have a long evolutionary history and include iconic giants like Tyrannosaurus rex. Now an international research team including Alan H. Turner, PhD, from Stony Brook University, have uncovered the skeleton of a small tyrannosaur from Late Cretaceous rocks in New Mexico.

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2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Running May Have Made Dinosaurs’ Wings Flap Before they Evolved to Fly
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Article ID: 711971

Running May Have Made Dinosaurs’ Wings Flap Before they Evolved to Fly

PLOS

Before they evolved the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have begun to flap their wings as a passive effect of running along the ground

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26-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs

Article ID: 712300

Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs

University of Bristol

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs.

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2-May-2019 1:20 PM EDT
Newswise: Meet Gobihadros, a New Species of Mongolian Hadrosaur Known From a Virtually Complete Skeleton
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Article ID: 711137

Meet Gobihadros, a New Species of Mongolian Hadrosaur Known From a Virtually Complete Skeleton

PLOS

The complete skeletal remains of a new species of Mongolian dinosaur fill in a gap in the evolution of hadrosaurs, according to a study released April 17, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Khishigjav Tsogtbataaar of the Mongolian Academy of Science, David Evans of the Royal Ontario Museum, and colleagues.

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11-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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