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Eocasea martini: Scientists Discover Oldest Known Ancestor of Land Herbivores

For years, scientists have been trying to figure out how small carnivores evolved into land based herbivores. With the discovery of the earliest known ancestor of land herbivores, researchers may be able to get to the bottom of the mystery. A researcher from the University of Toronto in Mississauga, Canada has discovered an ancient lizard-like [...] Read more

Pluto may have deep seas, ancient faults

In July 2015 we get our first close look at the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon, Charon — a fact that has scientists hypothesising more than ever about what we might see there. One of the latest ideas put forward is that perhaps the collision that likely formed Pluto and Charon heated the interior of Pluto enough to give it an internal liquid [...] Read more

Eurycea subfluvicola: New Species of Salamander Discovered in Arkansas

Researchers from the University of Tulsa and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced today the discovery of a new and unique species of aquatic salamander found at Lake Catherine State Park, near Hot Springs. A scientific paper describing the two-and-a-half inch long amphibian was recently published in the journal Zootaxa. The Ouachita [...] Read more

The Cradle of Thought: Growth, Learning, Play and Attachment in Neanderthal Children

A new study reported in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology challenges the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was short, difficult and dangerous. The traditional perception of the toughness of Neanderthal childhood is based largely on biological evidence, but archaeologists led by Dr Penny Spikins from the University of York also studied [...] Read more

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