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Hey Jojo. I know I said I’d be gone for a while but since you’re really academic I just wanted to ask how do you deal with exam stress? Bc for me I have my exams for my final undergrad year in a week and a bit and I have my notes ready and I’m on schedule mostly and revising but I just feel really scared. I feel like this stuff won’t stick in my head and I’ll open up the paper and not be able to answer well (especially since I have to write scientific essays) so I cry quite a bit and stress out

oh man, i hope this isn’t too late!! i’m a really good test taker and i’ve never really had anxiety about it; in general here’s some good advice: everything you’ve learned is in your head. just because you can’t spontaneously … Continue reading

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Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summers

Severe winters combined with heat waves and droughts during summer in Europe. Those were the consequences as the Atlantic Ocean heat transport nearly collapsed 12,000 years ago. The same situation might occur today. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Applying network analysis to natural history

By using network analysis to search for communities of marine life in the fossil records of the Paleobiology Database, biologists were able to quantify the ecological impacts of major events like mass extinctions and may help us anticipate the consequences … Continue reading

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Human-like walking mechanics evolved before the genus Homo

A close examination of 3.6-million-year-old hominin footprints discovered in Laetoli, Tanzania, suggests our ancestors evolved the hallmark trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism substantially earlier than previously thought. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Dodo’s violent death revealed

The famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head, according to new research. Using revolutionary forensic scanning technology and world-class expertise, researchers have discovered surprising evidence that the Oxford Dodo was shot in the neck … Continue reading

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Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to prehistoric humans

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size — by way of extinction — at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study. The magnitude and … Continue reading

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New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama

A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a new study. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New new genus and species of extinct baleen whale identified

Paleontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley, South Canterbury. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago

Why do the Earth’s oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes, colors and ecologies? The answer, biologists report, dates back 66 million years ago, when a six-mile-wide asteroid crashed to Earth, wiping out … Continue reading

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Plants play greater role than megaherbivore extinctions in changes to ecosystem structure

Plants may have exerted greater influence on our terrestrial ecosystems than the megaherbivores that used to roam our landscapes, according to new research. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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