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Did mosasaurs hunt like killer whales?
Smallest ever Tylosaurus fossil sheds light on species
Classifying microbes differently leads to discovery
'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave
Does climate vary more from century to century when it is warmer?
Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big


Did mosasaurs hunt like killer whales?



Posted: 12 Oct 2018 12:26 PM PDT


Researchers have examined the youngest-ever specimen of tylosaur ever found. Like orcas, mosasaurs might have used their bony noses to strike prey.


Smallest ever Tylosaurus fossil sheds light on species



Posted: 12 Oct 2018 08:50 AM PDT


The smallest Tylosaurus mosasaur fossil ever found has been revealed in a new study, and surprisingly it lacks a trademark feature of the species.


Classifying microbes differently leads to discovery



Posted: 12 Oct 2018 08:50 AM PDT


Changing the way microbes are classified can reveal similarities among mammals' gut microbiomes, according to a new study that proposes an alternative method for classifying microbes to provide insight into human and environmental health.


'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave



Posted: 12 Oct 2018 06:30 AM PDT


Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a fifth-century Italian cemetery. They think the stone was meant to keep the child from rising from the dead and spreading malaria to the living.


Does climate vary more from century to century when it is warmer?



Posted: 12 Oct 2018 05:26 AM PDT


Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129,000-116,000 years ago) compared to the current interglacial (the last 11,700 years), according to a new study.


Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big



Posted: 10 Oct 2018 01:47 PM PDT


A new, in-depth anatomical description of the best preserved specimens of a car-sized sauropod relative from North America could help paleontologists with unraveling the mystery of why some dinosaurs got so big.
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