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Article ID: 706520

National Geographic spotlights Tulane professor’s work

Tulane University

Article provides much more detail about the findings than had previously been revealed.

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Article ID: 706436

Fossil deposit is much richer than expected

University of Bonn

It has long been known that a quarry near the Dutch town of Winterswijk is an Eldorado for fossil lovers. But even connoisseurs will be surprised just how outstanding the site actually is. A student at the University of Bonn, himself a Dutchman and passionate fossil collector, has now analyzed pieces from museums and private collections for his master's thesis.

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Article ID: 706351

Skull scans tell tale of how world's first dogs caught their prey

University of Edinburgh

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.

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Article ID: 705986

15-Meter-Long Ancient Whale Basilosaurus isis Was Top Marine Predator

PLOS

Fossils from ‘Valley of Whales’ suggest B. isis predated smaller whales and fish

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Powerful Icelandic Vikings were buried with stallions

University of Oslo

Archaeologists in Iceland have for decades examined the remains of more than 350 graves from the Viking Age. In approximately 150 of these, teeth or bones of horses were found. Geneticists and archaeologists have now examined ancient DNA from 19 horses in such graves, and it turned out that all horses - except one - were male.

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Article ID: 705736

Spectacular flying reptiles soared over Britain's tropical Jurassic past

University of Portsmouth

Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks a palaeontology student’s PhD research.

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Article ID: 705400

Ankylosaurs likely regulated body temperature with elaborate nasal passages

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Ankylosaurs likely regulated their body temperature with convoluted nasal passages that acted as heat exchangers between air and body, according to a study published December 19, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jason Bourke from Ohio University, USA, and colleagues.

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