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Early Jurassic basal mammals
2014-08-25 04:37:22

Researchers from several British universities have found that small Jurassic mammals chose very specific diets from among the smorgasbord of insects available to them, with creatures of a similar type having distinct food choices.

2014-07-31 23:06:02

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) presents The O'Donoghue Award for the best overall research paper dealing with clinical-based research or human in-vivo research

2012-04-04 12:14:50

You are what you eat is truism that has been given new impetus by 'cutting edge' research led by the University of Leicester that reveals your teeth are literally shaped by your food.

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2010-10-13 10:45:00

How can watching primitive fish rot away reveal answers to the fundamental questions of how, when and why our earliest vertebrate ancestors evolved?

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2010-01-31 13:27:43

Decaying corpses are usually the domain of forensic scientists, but paleontologists have discovered that studying rotting fish sheds new light on our earliest ancestry.

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2009-11-16 09:49:15

A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.

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2009-06-30 15:10:00

A new study suggests that a hadrosaur's jaw wasn't hinged in the same way as modern people and animals, answering a question that researchers have long wondered about how these ancient animals handled food.


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