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Tiny teeth reveal roots of primates' family tree

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The teensy teeth of a squirrel-sized primate discovered in an Indian open-pit coal mine suggest it chomped on insects galore in the lush rainforest where the animal lived nearly 55...

Antarctic fossils paint a picture of a much warmer continent

11 years ago from Biology News Net

National Science Foundation-funded scientists working in an ice-free region of Antarctica have discovered the last traces of tundra--in the form of fossilized plants and insects--on the interior of the southernmost...

Duck-billed dinosaurs outgrew predators to survive

11 years ago from Biology News Net

With long limbs and a soft body, the duck-billed hadrosaur had few defenses against predators such as tyrannosaurs. But new research on the bones of this plant-eating dinosaur suggests that...

Metabolic Insight To Illuminate Causes Of Iron Imbalance

11 years ago from Science Daily

New insight into key players in iron metabolism has yielded a novel tool for distinguishing among root causes of iron overload or deficiency in humans, researchers report. While the body...

Research reveals the origins of chooks

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- The question of whether the egg or the chicken came first may not have been solved, but University of Queensland research is helping find how the humble chook...

Chickens came with Columbus

11 years ago from Science Alert

Genetic research on chicken populations suggests that chickens were not introduced to America before the arrival of European explorer Columbus in the 15th century.

Extinction threat grows for primates

11 years ago from UPI

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Conservationists meeting in Scotland said almost 50 percent of the world's monkeys, apes and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct.

Cloned pit bull puppies revealed. All five of him

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The loss of Booger the pit bull terrier was almost more than Bernann McKinney could bear.

Genetic Evidence Used To Trace Ancient African Migration

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers peering at history's footprints on human DNA have found new evidence for how prehistoric people shared knowledge that advanced civilization.

Californian pit bull lives on in 5 cloned puppies

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Five pit bull puppies received by a California woman on Tuesday are thought to be the world's first commercially cloned canines.

For veterans home from Iraq, sleep is now the enemy

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

In Mira Mesa, a former Marine fights nightmares by struggling to stay awake. He finds compassion from fellow veterans but little relief. ...

Ancient Moss, Insects Found In Antarctica

11 years ago from Live Science

Fourteen million years ago the now lifeless valleys were tundra, similar to parts of Alaska, Canada and Siberia — cold but able to support life.

The sea creature giving Britain's olympic sailing squad a boost

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Britain's sailing squad has an extra weapon going into the Olympics - an extract from a sea creature which could help keep them ready to race.

Discovering How Greeks Computed in 100 B.C.

11 years ago from NY Times Science

The Antikythera Mechanism organized the ancient Greek calendar in the cycles of the Olympiad, researchers say.

Museum Review: Getting Down With All That Skitters, Buzzes or Crawls

11 years ago from NY Times Science

In the new $25 million Audubon Insectarium, which is billed as the first major new institution to open in post-Katrina New Orleans, visitors can engage with the insect world.

Poached Tusks Point to Killing Fields

11 years ago from Science NOW

Genetic analysis enables researchers to trace contraband to region of origin

Geobiologist Newman follows a rocky road

11 years ago from MIT Research

When most people look at a rock, they see a lifeless slab. When Dianne Newman looks at one, she sees clues to the history of life on Earth--and potential answers...

In era of pills, fewer shrinks doing talk therapy

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Cartoons about the psychiatrist's couch were recently the subject of a museum exhibition. Now, the couch itself may be headed for a museum. A new study finds...

J. Jackson Walter, 67; former federal ethics watchdog preserved historic sites

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

J. Jackson Walter, a former federal ethics watchdog who made vital contributions to preserving heritage sites, including parks and shipwrecks, while running the National Trust for Historic Preservation ...

Adam Rutherford: Apocalypse soon

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Adam Rutherford: Haven't you heard the ancient Mayan prophecy? Catastrophe is coming in 2012 - and the government is lying about it

It's pelican vs. trout in Idaho predator conflict

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A cunning predator that hunts in packs, corners prized game species and devours them whole is angering sportsmen in this eastern Idaho RV hamlet on the Blackfoot...

Grass-roots effort in Egypt fights 'cutting' girls

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- In this small Nile River farming village, Maha Mohammed has started to doubt whether she should circumcise her two daughters. A year ago, she had few qualms...

Biblical artifact found in Jerusalem

11 years ago from UPI

JERUSALEM, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Scholars in Jerusalem say they have unearthed evidence corroborating a story in the Old Testament's Book of Jeremiah.

SpaceX's Falcon 1 Falters With Fate Unknown

11 years ago from

SpaceX's Falcon 1 suffers a setback on its third flight attempt.

Ancestor of T-Rex unearthed in Poland

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Paleontologists digging in a brickyard in southern Poland have discovered the remains of a dinosaur they say is a previously unknown ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Learn science of survival at London museum

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Create your own eco-car, design a super-food and journey into a future world of sustainable living at the "Science of Survival" exhibition this summer in London.

Researcher finds that women are speaking up

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- There's a whole industry of books and seminars that hinge on the premise that women somehow need to be "fixed" when it comes to communication and must change...

German patient well after transplant of two arms

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - German doctors have succeeded in transplanting two complete arms onto a 54-year old man in what their hospital said was the world's first operation of this...