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01-23-2022
Thecodontosaurus could run fast on its hind legs
A team of researchers from the University of Bristol has recently reconstructed the limb musculature of Thecodontosaurus antiquus, a wolf-sized Triassic-period dinosaur considered to be an early ancestor of the iconic long-necked, quadruped Diplodocus, and found that this magnificent creature ran on its two back legs and used its shorter forelimbs to grasp food. “The University of Bristol houses a huge collection of beautifully preserved Thecodontosaurus fossils that were discovered around Bristol,” said study lead author Antonio Ballell, a paleobiologist at this university.  “The amazing thing about these...
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01-16-2017
Scientists wonder: what traits add to evolutionary success?
When you look at the tree of life, some species...
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01-15-2017
New Fitbark promises to keep canines active
Want to make sure your pet pooch can keep up...
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01-14-2017
What's new pussycat? Science suggests new cat feeding schedule
You may think you’ve been feeding puss perfectly with gourmet...
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01-14-2017
Tiny shot hole borers want our guacamole!
The Asian shot hole borer has a name longer than...
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01-13-2017
When chimps want to start a family, opposites attract
Chimps enjoy their casual flings, but when it’s time to...
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01-13-2017
Researchers dive into the wind-breaking field of fart science
Usually it’s safe to talk about your career at the...
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01-13-2017
Scientists create food-driven killer mice
It sounds like a science fiction plot. Using lasers, scientists...
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01-13-2017
Ancient Hyolith sea creature joins the tree of life
Everyone can relax. We finally know where the Hyolith sea...
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01-12-2017
Baboon mating calls hold clues about ancient human speech
While fossils can help shed light on the physicality of...
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01-12-2017
Philadelphia Zoo mourns loss of oldest aardvark in U.S.
Philadelphia Zoo has been the home of AJ, the oldest...
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01-12-2017
Animal abuse allegations at leading Hollywood animal supplier
Some of the most adorable and lovable animals from your...
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01-12-2017
Scientists ask: what is the deal with puppy talk?
It’s easy to spot someone who loves puppies. Just listen...
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