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Article ID: 715586

Early Human Species’ Teeth Provide Insight Into Evolution of Breastfeeding

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers working as part of an international team have discovered previously unknown breastfeeding patterns of an extinct early human species by studying their 2-million-year-old teeth, providing insights into the evolution of human breastfeeding practices, according to a study published in Nature in July.

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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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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Ancient Saharan Seaway Illustrates How Earth’s Climate and Creatures Can Undergo Extreme Change
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Article ID: 715267

Ancient Saharan Seaway Illustrates How Earth’s Climate and Creatures Can Undergo Extreme Change

Stony Brook University

A new paper to be published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History integrates 20 years of research that describes the ancient Trans-Saharan Seaway of Africa and contains the first reconstructions of extinct aquatic species in their habitats along the seaway.

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2-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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: Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave

Article ID: 715062

Bird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave

Taylor & Francis

A surprise discovery in a Crimean cave suggests that early Europeans lived alongside some of the largest ever known birds, according to new research published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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27-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Article ID: 715047

A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Santa Fe Institute

Throughout life's history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows -- periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions.

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27-Jun-2019 9:05 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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