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Triceratops had self-sharpening teeth

In "Jurassic World," kids visiting the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo get to ride on and feed a triceratops. Turns out that's not such a good idea: University of Florida researchers recently learned that the three-horned ...

Fossil from 20-foot shark found in Texas

Paleontologists literally stumbled upon fossils just outside Fort Worth that were vertebrae of a monster shark that trolled the shallow seas that covered Texas a hundred millennia ago.

When modern Eurasia was born

Modern Eurasian peoples are genetically speaking not more than a couple of thousand years old. It was during the Bronze Age that the last major chapters were written in the story of the genetic past of Europe ...

Travertine reveals ancient Roman aqueduct supply

For hundreds of years, the Anio Novus aqueduct carried water 87 km (54 miles) from the Aniene River of the Apennine Mountains down into Rome. Built between AD 38 and 52, scholars continue to struggle to determine ...

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