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    5-Dec-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704800

Soft Tissue Shows Jurassic Ichthyosaur Was Warm-Blooded, Had Blubber and Camouflage

North Carolina State University

An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance. Molecular and microstructural analysis of a Stenopterygius ichthyosaur reveals that these animals were most likely warm-blooded, had insulating blubber and used their coloration as camouflage from predators.

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Article ID: 704957

Giant pterosaur 'flies' into U-M Museum of Natural History

University of Michigan

In preparation for the reopening of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History next spring, a life-size model of a giant, prehistoric pterosaur was installed in a five-story atrium at the university's new Biological Sciences Building this week.

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5-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704285

Tulane professor receives NIH supplement for Alzheimer’s research

Tulane University

There are 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Alzheimers.org, and the dreaded disease has caused more deaths than both breast and prostate cancer combined. Finding a cure is paramount.

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20-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 697398

X-ray Diffraction Method Used to Examine Collagen in the Brain, Heart, and T. rex Fossils

American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

A laboratory at the Illinois Institute of Technology is using fiber diffraction to examine tissue structures in the human brain and heart, as well as in T. rex fossils. Few researchers use this type of X-ray diffraction because of the time and labor required to complete experiments, the researchers have resolved images of the fine threads of collagen fibrils in connective, neurological and dinosaur tissues to one-billionth of a meter. During the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, they will explain their work.

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    19-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 697578

Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History

University of Utah

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni-- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, U.S.A., and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs.

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17-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696556

Smithsonian Snapshot: “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”

Smithsonian Institution

This stamp, featuring the 1993 movie Jurassic Park’s iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, was released by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 as part of a souvenir sheet “Celebrate The Century: 1990s.” Legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan illustrated the stamp. He is known for his more than 150 movie posters, including all the films in the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars film series.

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22-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 695594

Red Tide Fossils Point to Jurassic Sea Flood

University of Adelaide

Dinosaur-age fossilised remains of tiny organisms normally found in the sea have been discovered in inland, arid Australia – suggesting the area was, for a short time at least, inundated by sea water 40 million years before Australia’s large inland sea existed.

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5-Jun-2018 3:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 695116

Asteroid Impact Grounded Bird Ancestors

Cornell University

An international team of scientists has concluded the asteroid that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago not only wiped out the dinosaurs, but erased the world’s forests and the species that lived in trees. The researchers say only small ground-dwelling birds survived the mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

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Article ID: 694804

Turtle and Bird Genomes Provide Tantalizing Clues to Dinosaur Genomics

Iowa State University

Comparing how the chromosomes of modern-day birds and turtles are structured can help scientists figure out how dinosaur genomes might have looked. An Iowa State University scientist contributed to an international research team that recently published its findings reaching back through 260 million years of genomics.

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18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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