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Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Old ice and snow yields tracer of preindustrial ozone

Using rare oxygen molecules trapped in old ice and snow, US and French scientists have answered a long-standing question: How much have ‘bad’ ozone levels increased since the start of the Industrial Revolution? Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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25 years of fossil collecting yields clearest picture of extinct 12-foot aquatic predator

More than two decades of exploration at a Pennsylvania fossil site have given paleontologists their best idea of how a giant, prehistoric predator would have looked and behaved. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Historic South Carolina whale yields secrets and techniques to filter feeding’s origins

The blue whale is the most important animal that has ever lived. And but they feed virtually solely on tiny crustaceans generally known as krill. The key is within the baleen, a posh filter-feeding system that permits the big whales … Continue reading

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South African cave yields but extra fossils of a newfound relative

Probing deeper into the South African cave system generally known as Rising Star, which final yr yielded the most important cache of hominin fossils recognized to science, a world group of researchers has found one other chamber with extra stays … Continue reading

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Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection

New insight has been gained into the everyday hazards of life in the late Byzantine Empire, sometime around the early 13th century, as well as the evolution of Staphylococcus saprophyticus, a common bacterial pathogen. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Florida archaeological site yields clues to early civilization in southeast US

The discovery of stone tools alongside mastodon bones in a Florida river shows that humans settled the southeastern United States as much as 1,500 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a research team led by a Florida State … Continue reading

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Archaeological discovery yields surprising revelations about Europe’s oldest city

Recent fieldwork at the ancient city of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete finds that during the early Iron Age (1100 to 600 BC), the city was rich in imports and was nearly three times larger than what was … Continue reading

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International research partnership yields discovery of a new fossil species

An international research partnership is revealing the first mosasaur fossil of its kind to be discovered in Japan. Not only does the 72-million-year-old marine reptile fossil fill a biogeographical gap between the Middle East and the eastern Pacific, but also … Continue reading

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