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Starry tail tells the tale of dwarf galaxy evolution

A giant diffuse tail of stars has been discovered emanating from a large, faint dwarf galaxy. The presence of a tail indicates that the galaxy has experienced recent interaction with another galaxy. This is an important clue ...

France under pressure to save dolphins from trawlers

Hundreds of dolphins are washing up on France's Atlantic coast and thousands more are believed killed in fishermen's nets each year, as environmentalists and Brussels pressure the government to protect the marine mammals.

Are bacteriophages the new antibiotics?

Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, may be used as an alternative treatment option when antibiotics fail. Leiden researchers have studied the structure and function of a novel bacteriophage that could be used to ...

Mega-predator likely wasn't underwater hunter, researchers argue

,The hunting habits of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the largest known predatory dinosaur to roam the Earth, have been subject to intense scientific debate since detailed descriptions of its most complete fossils to date were ...

Paleontology: No supersonic boom for dinosaur tails

Diplodocids—large herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails—may have been able to move their tails like bullwhips at speeds of up to 33 meters per second (more than 100 kilometers per hour), according to a modeling ...

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