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Article ID: 697578

Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History

University of Utah

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni-- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, U.S.A., and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs.

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17-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 697613

Glowing Bacteria on Deep-Sea Fish Shed Light on Evolution, 'Third Type' of Symbiosis

Cornell University

For the first time, scientists have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of bacteria that live in anglerfish bulbs. The bacteria were taken from fish specimens collected in the Gulf of Mexico.

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18-Jul-2018 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696820

New Study Reveals the Function of a Mysterious Component of the Inner Ear

Harvard Medical School

A new study finds that a mysterious component of the inner ear acts as a pressure-relief valve, formed by a thin barrier of cellular projections that opens and closes to regulate the release of inner ear fluid.

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28-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696418

Fossils Reveal Ancient Primates Had Claws, and Nails Too

Stony Brook University

New fossil evidence shows that ancient primates – including one of the oldest known, Teilhardina brandti – had specialized grooming claws as well as nails. The findings, published online in the Journal of Human Evolution, suggest the transition from claws to nails was more complex than previously thought.

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20-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 696269

Researchers Generate Electricity and Hydrogen from Live Bacteria

American Technion Society

Using a family of photosynthetic bacteria that commonly live in lakes and seas, researchers at the Technion have developed a technology to generate electricity and hydrogen energy. The researchers believe their technology can serve as a promising source of clean, environment-friendly energy that will not emit pollutants during production or use (hydrogen fuel).

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18-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 695443

Fortune — and Nature — Favors the Bold

Washington University in St. Louis

Some people argue that animals have personalities: shy, bold, aggressive.It’s more than just cocktail party conversation for anole lizards, whose risk-taking behavior can mean the difference between life and death.For anoles in the Caribbean islands, natural selection predictably favors exploratory behavior in the absence of predators, and ground avoidance when predators are around, according to a new experimental field study in the June 1 issue of Science.

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1-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 695116

Asteroid Impact Grounded Bird Ancestors

Cornell University

An international team of scientists has concluded the asteroid that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago not only wiped out the dinosaurs, but erased the world’s forests and the species that lived in trees. The researchers say only small ground-dwelling birds survived the mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

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24-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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    23-May-2018 5:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 694616

ESF Lists Top 10 New Species for 2018

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2018.

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21-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT

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