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New Evidence Refutes The 'Birds Evolving From Dinosaurs' Theory
2014-07-11 06:58:58

It has long been perceived that the modern-day bird evolved from the dinosaur millions of years ago. However, new evidence has challenged this common belief.

Dartmouth-led Study May Resolve Evolutionary Debate Of Turtles
2014-05-06 03:59:54

Turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodilians than to lizards and snakes, according to a study from Dartmouth, Yale and other institutions that examines one of the most contentious questions in evolutionary biology.

Lizard Breath Developed Earlier Than Previously Thought
2013-12-12 05:05:45

The one-way airflow breathing technique used by monitor lizards may have originated about 20 million years earlier than previously believed, according to a new paper appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Nature.

Mass Extinction Made Space Dinosaur Forerunners
2013-04-30 09:47:00

Approximately 252 million years ago, during the world’s largest mass extinction event, nine out of ten species vanished from the planet. Scientists now believe this may have made space for dinosaurs' earliest forerunners.

When Evolving From T-Rex To Sparrow, Timing Is Critical
2012-05-28 08:31:30

A new study has shown that modern birds are essentially living dinosaurs with skulls that are remarkably similar to those of their juvenile ancestors.

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2011-05-20 12:37:24

A fossil unearthed in China in the 1970s turns out to have come from the crocodile family tree after it had already split from the bird family tree.

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2011-04-15 05:55:00

A new study by researchers at University of California-Davis finds that velociraptors had night vision that helped them stalk their prey at night.

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2010-01-15 10:45:12

Scientists have discovered that air flows in one direction as it loops through the lungs of alligators, just as it does in birds.

2006-01-25 13:45:00

A toothless, two-legged crocodile ancestor that walked upright and had a beak instead of teeth was discovered in the basement of New York's American Museum of Natural History, according to a report published on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.