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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.


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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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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