Topic: Paleontology

Expedition to Antarctica Will Search for Dinosaurs and More

Feb. 1, 2016

An international team of researchers is traveling to Antarctica to search for fossils that will reveal how life developed on the now-frozen continent after nonavian dinosaurs were wiped out. 

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Extinct Species of Pig-Snouted Turtle Unearthed in Utah

Oct. 21, 2015
Arvinachelys goldeni

Researchers have discovered a species of extinct pig-nose turtle that lived alongside dinosaurs and fills a gap in understanding the evolution of turtles.

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New Research Revises Conventions for Deciphering Color in Dinosaurs While Suggesting Connection between Color and Physiology

Feb. 12, 2014

New research that revises recently established conventions allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to the origin of flight.

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Skeletons in the Closet: Flesh Eating Beetles Pick the Bones Clean

Oct. 29, 2012
Skeletons in the Closet: Flesh Eating Beetles Pick the Bones Clean

You may see a few skeletons walking about once a year on Halloween night, but a colony of voracious flesh eating beetles at the University of Texas at Austin are busy every night turning roadkill into one of the spookiest collections on campus.

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CT Scan and 3-D Print Help Scientists Reconstruct an Ancient Mollusk

Sept. 19, 2012

Using a combination of traditional and innovative model-building techniques, scientists in the U.S. and a specialist in Denmark have created a lifelike reconstruction of an ancient mollusk, offering a vivid portrait of a creature that lived about 390 million years ago, and answering questions about its place in the tree of life, as described in the Sept. 18 edition of the journal Palaeontology.

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