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2011-04-13 08:45:00

Birds are known in present time more for their vision and hearing than their sense of smell. However, a new study reveals that millions of years ago, their ancestors had a better sense for scents. Scientists at the University of Calgary, the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine tested a long-standing view that the sense of smell for birds declined as they developed heightened senses of vision, hearing and balance for flight during evolution. The...


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2009-08-11 16:44:03

Bambiraptor is a genus of bird-like dinosaur that lived about 75 million years ago. It was discovered by then 14-year-old fossil hunter Wes Linster in 1995. Linster found the bones near Glacier National Park in Montana. The bones were excavated and a nearly complete skeleton was unveiled. Because of its completeness, Florida Paleontology Institute Director Martin Shugar compared it to the "˜Rosetta Stone'. Yale paleontologist John Ostrom, who dabbled with the theory of bird evolution from...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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