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Genes behind rapid deer antler growth, hardening identified

Each spring, male deer sprout a new pair of antlers, which are essentially temporary external bones, at a speed unparalleled by the bone growth of other mammals. Now, research led by scientists at the Stanford University ...

Humans may have colonized Madagascar later than previously thought

New archaeological evidence from southwest Madagascar reveals that modern humans colonized the island thousands of years later than previously thought, according to a study published October 10, 2018 in the open-access journal ...

Domesticated dogs weren't man's only best friend

For centuries dogs and humans have developed close relationships, that in many cases, have solidified each other as family. The close bond between humans and domesticated dogs can be traced back to some of New Mexico's earliest ...

Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land

The oldest known aquatic reptiles, the mesosaurs, probably spent part of their life on land, reveals a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. The fossilized bones of adult Mesosaurus share similarities ...

Why some animals still have a penis bone

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.K. has found a possible explanation for why some animals still have a penis bone—"prolonged intromission." In their paper published in Proceedings of the ...

When more bone-making cells equal less bone

A rare mutation in a gene causes weak bones in mice and people – but not for the reasons you might expect. UConn researchers report in the Sept. 7 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry how this mutation creates more ...

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