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Newswise: Giant Kangaroos of Ice Age Australia Had Skulls Built for Powerful Bites
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Giant Kangaroos of Ice Age Australia Had Skulls Built for Powerful Bites

PLOS

Adaptations could have allowed these kangaroos to eat tougher foods than any living Australian herbivores

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6-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Long before other fish, ancient sharks found an alternative way to feed

University of Chicago Medical Center

Researchers from the University of Chicago have used tools developed to explore 3D movements and mechanics of modern-day fish jaws to analyze a fossil fish for the first time.

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9-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718738

Scientist Identifies New Species of Giant Flying Reptile

University of Southern California (USC)

A USC scientist and colleagues have identified a new species of giant flying reptile that once soared over what is now North America.

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10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Unearthing the art of fossils

Article ID: 718713

Unearthing the art of fossils

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A rocky start in college hasn’t stopped alumnus Zachary Heck (BS Geology, ’16) from pursuing his prehistoric passions. Having a year off due to academic suspension helped him get back on track, giving him time to a begin career in paleontology before he even graduated.

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10-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Largest-Ever Ancient-DNA Study Illuminates Millennia of South and Central Asian Prehistory

Harvard Medical School

Researchers analyzed the genomes of 524 never before-studied ancient people, including the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization Insights answer longstanding questions about the origins of farming and the source of Indo-European languages in South and Central Asia Study increases the worldwide total of published ancient genomes by some 25 percent

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3-Sep-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718462

Prehistoric AC

University of Missouri, Columbia

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of Missouri

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4-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718226

First Human Ancestors Breastfed for Longer Than Contemporary Relatives

University of Bristol

By analysing the fossilised teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by the universities of Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France) have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their contemporary relatives.

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29-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Filter-feeding pterosaurs were the flamingos of the Late Jurassic

Uppsala University

Modern flamingoes employ filter feeding and their feces are, as a result, rich in remains of microscopically-small aquatic prey. Very similar contents are described from more than 150 million year old pterosaur droppings in a recent paper in PeerJ.

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26-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717576

Early Species Developed Much Faster Than Previously Thought

Ohio University

When Earth's species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more nutrients in the oceans.

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16-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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