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Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
SCIENCE DAILY The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. 3 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
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Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection
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Martian moon may have come from impact on home planet
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Chinese Cretaceous fossil highlights avian evolution
PHYS.ORG A newly identified extinct bird species from a 127 million-year-old fossil deposit in northeastern China provides new information about avian development during the early evolution of flight. 7 hours
Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered
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Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
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National parks bear the brunt of climate change
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Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 12 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
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Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants
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Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
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Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction
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Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
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Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
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Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past
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The extirpation of species outside protected areas
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
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This fossil is one of the world’s earliest animals, according to fat molecules preserved for a half-billion years
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The evolution of the spine fueled the rise of mammals—and human back problems
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Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine
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Ancient steroids establish the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia as one of the earliest animals
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Cholesterol traces suggest these mysterious fossils were animals, not fungi
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 4 days
Scientists quantify the vast and valuable finds stored on museum shelves
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Southeast Asian population boomed 4,000 years ago
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Japan's largest complete dinosaur skeleton comes to life
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Scientists predict extinction risk for hard-to-track species
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From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
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Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land
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Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land
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End-Permian extinction, which wiped out most of Earth's species, was instantaneous in geological time
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Research shows SE Asian population boom 4,000 years ago
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Eulogy for a seastar, Australia's first recorded marine extinction
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The Identity of This Remarkably Well-Preserved Egyptian Mummy Remains a Mystery
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Interaction of chemical slurry and ancient shale in fracking wastewater causes radioactivity
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International study suggest ancient globalization
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European nations plan to use more hydrogen for energy needs
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Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution
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Ancient Maya Captured and Traded Big Cats: Study
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Digitizing the vast 'dark data' in museum fossil collections
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New research warns of primate extinction in China
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Fossils reveal diverse Mesozoic pollinating lacewings
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Ancient Three-Way Collision Formed British Mainland
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New research shows evidence of soot from polluted air in placentas
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Legends of a Medieval Female Pope May Tell the Truth
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The walking dead: Fossils on the move can distort patterns of mass extinctions
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Using lignin to replace fossil materials
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A prehistoric thirst for craft beer
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Cross-Legged Woman's Tomb Reveals Ancient Maya Kept Jaguars in Cages
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Butchered bird bones put humans in Madagascar 10,500 years ago
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