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Newswise: Dinosaur-Era Shark Fossil Discovered in Kansas; Researchers Name It Cretodus Houghtonorum
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Dinosaur-Era Shark Fossil Discovered in Kansas; Researchers Name It Cretodus Houghtonorum

DePaul University

A 91-million-year-old fossil shark newly named Cretodus houghtonorum discovered in Kansas joins a list of large dinosaur-era animals. Preserved in sediments deposited in an ancient ocean called the Western Interior Seaway that covered the middle of North America during the Late Cretaceous period (144 million to 66 million years ago), Cretodus houghtonorum was an impressive shark estimated to be nearly 17 feet or slightly more than 5 meters long based on a new study appearing in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

Field Museum

You've probably seen a lichen, even if you didn't realize it. If you've ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the crusty stuff on trees or rocks was, they're lichens

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Newswise: New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago
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New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago

Indiana University

A study co-led by researchers at Indiana University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has pushed back the first-known physical evidence of insect flower pollination to 99 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous period.

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11-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
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‘Ghost’ footprints from Pleistocene era revealed by radar tech

Cornell University

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell University researchers using a special type of radar in a novel way.

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Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

American Museum of Natural History

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys--a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques--are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study that analyzes the first well-preserved femur of Aegyptopithecus zeuxis

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Mammals' complex spines are linked to high metabolisms; we're learning how they evolved

Field Museum

Mammals' backbones are weird. Compared to other four-legged animals like reptiles, mammal spines are a complex mix of sections of differently-shaped bones.

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7-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Falling in love with foraminifera

Falling in love with foraminifera

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A marine geobiologist falls for the ‘brains’ and beauty of an ancient single-celled creature that can change its shell into a variety of geometric shapes.

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5-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Deep sea vents had ideal conditions for origin of life

University College London

By creating protocells in hot, alkaline seawater, a UCL-led research team has added to evidence that the origin of life could have been in deep-sea hydrothermal vents rather than shallow pools.

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Newswise: Alongside Ötzi the Iceman: A Bounty of Ancient Mosses and Liverworts
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