Topic: Julia clarke

Birds Reinvent Voice Box in Novel Evolutionary Twist

Sept. 24, 2018
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Birds tote around two vocal organs inside their bodies, but only one works. New research suggests that this distinct avian anatomy arose because birds opted for building a brand new vocal organ.

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T. Rex Couldn’t Stick Out Its Tongue

June 20, 2018
incorrect dino tongue

Dinosaurs couldn’t stick out their tongues like lizards. Instead, their tongues were probably rooted to the bottoms of their mouths in a manner akin to alligators.

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Dinosaur May Have Dazzled Mates with Rainbow Ruff

Jan. 15, 2018
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A newly discovered, bird-like dinosaur fossil from China used a shaggy ruff of rainbow feathers to attract mates. 

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Three UT Austin Scientists Named HHMI Professors

Dec. 13, 2017
HHMI Professors Program

Three UT Austin professors have been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to join the ranks of a select group of world-class scientist educators known as HHMI Professors. 

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Oldest Known Squawk Box Reveals Dinosaurs Likely Didn’t Sing

Oct. 12, 2016
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The oldest known vocal organ of a bird has been found in an Antarctic fossil of a relative of ducks and geese that lived during the age of dinosaurs. The find advances research on sounds dinosaur may, and may not, have made.

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