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Earth Sciences Nov 27, 2023

More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs

What wiped out the dinosaurs? A meteorite plummeting to Earth is only part of the story, a new study suggests. Climate change triggered by massive volcanic eruptions may have ultimately set the stage for the dinosaur extinction, ...

Cell & Microbiology Nov 24, 2023

New research unlocks medical potential of jellyfish biomaterial

New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and UK biotechnology company Jellagen Ltd has revealed the potential of jellyfish collagen as the foundation for a range of new medical applications and to support new ...

Paleontology & Fossils Nov 23, 2023

Fossil unearthed in Mongolia's Gobi Desert suggests some dinosaurs slept in same position as modern birds

A team of paleontologists and biologists from Hokkaido University, Hokkaido University Museum, North Carolina State University and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, has uncovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur ...

Evolution Nov 21, 2023

New fossil assemblage highlights complexity of classifying silesaurid phylogeny

A set of fossils recovered in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil's southernmost state, has brought an extra layer of complexity to the study of the evolutionary history of silesaurids, a family of dinosauriforms (dinosaurs and their ...

Earth Sciences Nov 21, 2023

Rust to riches: Goethite's role in shaping Australia

Have you noticed many Australian landscapes, like the outback and our deserts, are brown and orange? This is especially easy to see when looking at a satellite image. Australia's red center is colored by an abundant mineral ...

Evolution Nov 20, 2023

Unraveling the surprisingly complex history of crocodiles

Crocodiles have a deep and varied evolutionary past. Now researchers are peeling back the layers to find out how the surviving species came to be.

Molecular & Computational biology Nov 18, 2023

Jurassic Park: Why we're still struggling to realize it 30 years on

"Jurassic Park" is arguably the ultimate Hollywood blockbuster. Aside from the appeal of human-chomping dinosaurs, tense action sequences and ground-breaking cinematography, its release in 1993 was a movies-meet-science milestone.

Plants & Animals Nov 16, 2023

Stone reefs in Denmark show promise in promoting marine biodiversity

Just six months after DTU Aqua and local organizations established new reefs at Bredgrund near Sønderborg, researchers recorded 100 times as many cod as usual. That was good news.

Plants & Animals Nov 16, 2023

Plants that survived dinosaur extinction pulled nitrogen from air, study concludes

Once a favored food of grazing dinosaurs, an ancient lineage of plants called cycads helped sustain these and other prehistoric animals during the Mesozoic Era, starting 252 million years ago, by being plentiful in the forest ...

Paleontology & Fossils Nov 14, 2023

New study reveals surprising insights into feeding habits of carnivorous dinosaurs in North America

New research sheds light on the dining habits of ancient carnivorous dinosaurs from Jurassic rocks of the U.S.. A recent study published in PeerJ by Roberto Lei (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia) and colleagues ...

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