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Support for the Endangered Species Act remains high as Trump administration and Congress try to gut it
PHYS.ORG The Endangered Species Act, or "the Act," is arguably the most important law in... 22 hours
Akainacephalus johnsoni: New Armored Dinosaur Species Discovered
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Oldest baby snake fossil discovered
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From cradle to grave: Model identifies factors that shaped evolution
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Mystery Egypt sarcophagus found not to house Alexander the Great's remains
REUTERS Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday dashed local hopes that a newly discovered ancient sarcophagus might... 2 days
Mystery of Spiky-Skulled Utah Dinosaur Solved
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Photos: Spiky-Headed Dinosaur Found in Utah, But It Has Asian Roots
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Bones of prehistoric creatures discovered in Crimean cave
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Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
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Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'
REUTERS With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
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A new ankylosaur found in Utah had a surprisingly bumpy head
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99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber
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Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago. 2 days
Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia
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The origins of those sexual organs: a fishy tale much more primitive than we thought
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Drone Reveals Massive Stonehenge-Like Circular Monument in Ireland
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First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes
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Old Theban port of Chalcis—a medieval maritime crossroads in Greece
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Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation
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Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
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Oldest Fossil of a Baby Snake Discovered Trapped in Amber Tomb
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A mid-Cretaceous embryonic-to-neonate snake in amber from Myanmar
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World’s oldest baby snake found preserved in amber
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Barley heads east—living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia
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Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
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Why Did People Panic When the Moon Changed Color?
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Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets
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Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins
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An ancient swimming revolution in the oceans may have never happened
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Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets
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Scientists May Have Wildly Underestimated the Giant Dinosaurs of the Ancient World
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Michigan's most endangered species nears extinction in one county
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Geologists find out how over 2.6 Ga years old rocks were formed at Limpopo Complex
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Aquatic Alga Genome Contains Ancient Land Plant Genes
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The ancient armor of fish—scales—provide clues to hair, feather development
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World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan
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Ancient Papyrus Reveals Galen's Crazy Theory About 'Hysterical Suffocation'
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Australia has a new venomous snake – and it may already be threatened
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Oldest Known Fragment of Homer’s Odyssey Found on Clay Tablet
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Human evolution: back to the trees?
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Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop
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Prehistoric people started to spread domesticated bananas across the world 6,000 years ago
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Possible Oldest Fragment of Homer's 'Odyssey' Discovered in Greece
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Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France
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Superior seismic imaging for better drilling
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Ancient bones reveal 2 whale species lost from the Mediterranean Sea
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Giant, recently extinct seabird also inhabited Japan
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Giant Dinosaurs Appeared at Least 25 Million Years Earlier than Previously Thought
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1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Shows Biblical Spies Who Scouted Promised Land
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Ancient seafarers may have hunted whales around the world
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