Topic: High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility

Mammals First Evolved Big Brains for Better Sense of Smell

May 19, 2011

Mammals first evolved their characteristic large brains to enable a stronger sense of smell, according to a new study published this week in the journal Science by paleontologists from The University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

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Famous Fossil Lucy Scanned at The University of Texas at Austin, Offers New Insights into Ancient Human Ancestor

Feb. 6, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Ethiopian government, have completed the first high-resolution CT scan of the world's most famous fossil, Lucy, an ancient human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago.

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