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Researchers Find Origins Of Teeth Much Older Than Previously Believed
2012-10-18 12:57:12

It’s likely the question “how long have humans had teeth?” has never entered into many normal and sober minds. Scientists and, more specifically, odontologists, are a different breed, however, and have wondered about the origins of teeth for many years.

New Zealand Reptile Chews Food Unlike Any Other On The Planet
2012-05-30 08:56:23

Scientists studying one of New Zealand’s most iconic reptiles have found that it chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet, challenging the popular perception that complex chewing ability is linked to high metabolism.

Skull Of Jurassic Sea Creature Shows That Even Dinosaurs Had Arthritis
2012-05-16 10:28:45

Arthritis, an often debilitating joint disorder that affects millions and millions of people around the world, may have also caused pain and discomfort for dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles more than 150 million years ago.

'Head-first' Diversity Drove Vertebrate Evolution
2011-12-21 09:32:25

The history of evolution is periodically marked by explosions in biodiversity, as groups of species try out a wide range of shapes and sizes. With a new analysis of two such adaptive radiations in the fossil record, researchers have discovered that these diversifications proceeded head-first.

Orthodontic Problems Linked To Food Gathering
2011-11-24 05:41:05

A new study has found that many of the orthodontic problems faced by people in industrialized nations are due to their soft modern diet.

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2011-08-18 05:20:00

Scientists have identified a critical step in the evolution of filter-feeding whales' enormous mouths.

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2011-08-10 13:00:00

Researchers say a jawbone found in Kazakhstan gives more evidence towards the theory that giant birds roamed the Earth during the same time as the dinosaur.

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2011-08-08 07:15:40

Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that use over time and not just genetics informs the structure of jaw bones in human populations.

2011-07-07 00:38:56

More than 99 per cent of modern vertebrates (animals with a backbone, including humans) have jaws, yet 420 million years ago, jawless, toothless armour-plated fishes dominated the seas, lakes, and rivers.

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2011-06-28 08:12:55

New research from Brown University shows that fish and mammals chew differently.


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Angler, Lophius piscatorius
2012-04-02 16:12:16

The Angler, (Lophius piscatorius), also known as the Fishing-frog, Frog-fish, or Sea-devil, is a species of monkfish in the family Lophiidae. It is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This species comprises a significant commercial fishery in parts of its range. The Angler has a very large, broad head that is flat and depressed. The rest of the body appears to be a mere appendage. The wide...

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Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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