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Scientists demonstrate new driver of extinction

The lengths that some males go to attract a mate can pay off in the short-term. But according to a new study from scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), extravagant investments in reproduction ...

OpenWings project: Scientists to build the avian tree of life

Birds are the only surviving descendants of dinosaurs. Birds also are used to study a large range of fundamental topics in biology from understanding the evolution of mating systems to learning about the genetic and environmental ...

Anyone want to buy a dinosaur? Two on sale in Paris

The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris this week, marketed as hip interior design objects—for those with big enough living rooms.

Cheetahs' inner ear is one-of-a-kind, vital to high-speed hunting

The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a successful hunter not only because it is quick, but also because it can hold an incredibly still gaze while pursuing prey. For the first time, researchers have investigated ...

Ninety-six scientists co-author paper on rainforest mammals

Imagine your hometown or city's entire population had to live on just one tenth of the land it used to—essentials like food and shelter would quickly go scarce, and it'd be just about impossible for the populace to sustain ...

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