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2011-02-08 08:20:00

A new form of X-ray imaging technology and a nearly 100 million year old fossil have helped researchers gain a better understanding of how snakes lost their legs through evolution, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. In the study, Alexandra Houssaye from the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and colleagues used synchrotron X-ray machines at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) to create 3D images of a 95 million...

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2008-04-10 01:00:00

Researchers at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris were thrilled to finally confirm that a slab of Lebanese limestone depicts the body of a snake with two legs.Researchers at the European Light Source (ESRF) in Grenoble, France used a high-powered super camera to validate their suspicions about the fossilized reptile.Alexandra Houssaye, from the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, said that the X-ray technique is useful because it allows researchers to get an in-depth glimpse...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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