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2011-08-03 09:40:00

Ugandan and French paleontologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of a 20-million-year-old ape skull they had dug up at an extinct volcano in the northeastern Karamoja region of Uganda, saying the find could shed light on the region’s evolutionary history.

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2011-07-03 08:40:00

The creature dubbed the world's loudest animal--a tiny water boatman type of insect that produces the most noise relative to body size--has been caught on tape by scientists for the first time.

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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.

2004-11-28 03:00:21

Abstract. The passerine genus Pomarea (monarchs, Monarchidae) is endemic to eastern Polynesia, where it is distributed on high volcanic islands of the Cook, Society, and Marquesas archipelagos.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
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