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New oviraptorosaur species discovered in Mongolia

PLOS

A new oviraptorosaur species from the Late Cretaceous was discovered in Mongolia, according to a study published in February 6, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yuong-Nam Lee from Seoul National University, South Korea, and colleagues.

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31-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 707460

U-M to unveil new home for Museum of Natural History April 14

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced today it will re-open to the public Sunday, April 14, in a brand-new building.

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6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 707459

First discovered fossil feather did not belong to iconic bird Archaeopteryx

University of Hong Kong

A 150-year-old fossil feather mystery has been solved by an international research team including Dr Michael Pittman from the Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong.

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4-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707409

Women who wear Muslim garments in court are viewed as more credible witnesses

Lancaster University

Sexual assault victims wearing the hijab or niqab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women reveals a study.

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1-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 707344

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica, shows how life at the South Pole bounced back after mass extinction

University of Washington

Scientists have just discovered a dinosaur relative that lived in Antarctica 250 million years ago. The iguana-sized reptile's genus name, Antarctanax, means "Antarctic king."

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31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706958

Sexing Ancient Cremated Human Remains Is Possible Through Skeletal Measurements

PLOS

Ancient cremated human remains, despite being deformed, still retain sexually diagnostic physical features, according to a study released January 30, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Claudio Cavazzuti of Durham University, UK and colleagues. The authors provide a statistical approach for identifying traits that distinguish male and female remains within a population.

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23-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707281

Ancient Mongolian skull is the earliest modern human yet found in the region

University of Oxford

A much debated ancient human skull from Mongolia has been dated and genetically analysed, showing that it is the earliest modern human yet found in the region

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30-Jan-2019 1:35 PM EST
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Article ID: 707280

Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side

University of Bonn

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and centre of mass of the animals.

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30-Jan-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Neanderthal Hunting Spears Could Kill at a Distance

University College London

Neanderthals have been imagined as the inferior cousins of modern humans, but a new study by archaeologists at UCL reveals for the first time that they produced weaponry advanced enough to kill at a distance.

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23-Jan-2019 9:30 AM EST

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Fossilized Slime of 100-Million-Year-Old Hagfish Shakes Up Vertebrate Family Tree

University of Chicago Medical Center

Paleontologists at the University of Chicago have discovered the first detailed fossil of a hagfish, the slimy, eel-like carrion feeders of the ocean. The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer questions about when these ancient, jawless fish branched off the evolutionary tree from the lineage that gave rise to modern-day jawed vertebrates, including bony fish and humans.

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16-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

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