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An 'instruction' to the crocodylian skull

The braincase of crocodylians has a distinctive structure. Unlike evolutionary relatives (birds and squamates), in crocodylians, all braincase bones are rigidly fixed together and form an akinetic structure. In the process ...

Biologists discover a new type of placental structure in animals

The Cyclostomata is an ancient group of aquatic colonial suspension-feeders from the phylum Bryozoa. The fact that they have unique placentae has been discovered by researchers at St Petersburg University and the University ...

Chemists create renewable plant-based polymers

Researchers at the Laboratory of Cluster Catalysis at St Petersburg University have synthesized polymers from biomass. What makes them different is that they can be easily recycled.

Scientists examine more than 60 teeth of stegosaurs from Yakutia

Powerful and squat stegosaurs are now one of the most recognizable dinosaurs: they are easily identified by the spines on the tail and the bony plates on the back—osteoderms. The representatives of this group lived about ...

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