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The Lives of Weird 500-Million-Year-Old Creatures Revealed
LIVE SCIENCE With no identifiable body parts, it's hard to know how these fossilized creatures lived. A new approach models how the ocean's water would interact with their unique shapes – hinting at their lifestyle. 6 hours
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
PHYS.ORG Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He... 9 hours
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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicals
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Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?
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Dinosaurs That Once Roamed Antarctica 'Live' Again in Exhibits and Film
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New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism
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Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks
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Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land
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Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
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Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks
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End-Triassic Volcanism Triggered Dawn of Dinosaurs
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New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause
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Reconstruction of ancient chromosomes offers insight into mammalian evolution
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Reverse engineering mysterious 500-million-year-old fossils that confound our tree of life
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This paleontologist races the bulldozers to track down China’s dinosaurs
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Frog fossils tell us something new about rain patterns on South Africa's west coast
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200-Million-Year-Old Weird 'Worm' Creature Finally Identified
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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman empire
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Photos: Ancient Cat Remains Tell the Tale of Kitty Domestication
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Cat Tale: Ancient DNA Reveals How Your Kitty Came to Be
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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman Empire
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Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive
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Wine, Please! Ancient Pottery Inscription Requests More Drinks
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Next-gen solvents capture carbon with half the energy
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Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs
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New fossils shake up history of amphibians with no legs
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Digital reconstruction of ancient chromosomes reveals surprises about mammalian evolution
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Hello Kitty! Ancient Cat DNA Reveals Domestication Details
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Ancient Tomb of Gold Worker Found Along Nile River
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Photos: 3,400-Year-Old Tomb Along Nile River
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Ancient city found in Ethiopia sheds new light on country's history
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