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Newswise: New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah
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New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

University of Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus fragilis.

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22-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST
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Human-caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago

University of Gothenburg

The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.

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17-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Scorpion

Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Scorpion

Ohio State University

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both ancient oceans and on land.

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16-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Neandertals Went Underwater for Their Tools


Neandertals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a study published January 15, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paola Villa of the University of Colorado and colleagues.

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Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle

Cardiff University

Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth's climate behaviour during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago.

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10-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
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100 million years in amber: Researchers discover oldest fossilized slime mold

University of Göttingen

Most people associate the idea of creatures trapped in amber with insects or spiders, which are preserved lifelike in fossil tree resin.

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8-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Over-Hunting Walruses Contributed to the Collapse of Norse Greenland, Study Suggests

University of Cambridge

The mysterious disappearance of Greenland's Norse colonies sometime in the 15th century may have been down to the overexploitation of walrus populations for their tusks, according to a study of medieval artefacts from across Europe.

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6-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Researchers learn more about teen-age T.Rex

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside a five-foot long head are the stuff of legend.

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2-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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