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Dental Study of Juvenile Archaic <EM>Homo</EM> Fossil Gives Clues About Human Development
  Most aspects of dental development for a juvenile Homo specimen from the Pleistocene fall within the modern human range, according to research by a group of Chinese and international scientists. The study was recently published in Science Advances.
  The results are useful in helping to identify when modern human-like growth and...
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Medullary Bone Found in Cretaceous Birds Medullary Bone Found in Cretaceous Birds

  A team of scientists led by Jingmai O’Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported the first occurrence of medullary bone in Enantiornithes, the dominant clade of bi...
New Archaeological Site Revises Human Habitation Timeline on Tibetan Plateau New Archaeological Site Revises Human Habitatio...

  Human ancestors first set foot on the interior of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau around 30,000-40,000 years ago, according to new research by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This new finding moves back the earliest data of...
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Science: 'Superlungs' gave dinosaurs the energy to run and fight Science: 'Superlungs' gave dinosaurs the energy...

  By April ReeseOct. 23, 2018 , 7:01 PM
  In the oxygen-poor air of the Mesozoic era, nothing should have been able to move very fast. But Velociraptors could run 64 kilometers per hour. Their secret weapon: superefficient, birdlike lungs, wh...
National Geographaic: 'Messy' New Species of Dinosaur-Era Bird Discovered National Geographaic: 'Messy' New Species of Di...

  Paleontologists in China have discovered a new species of fossil bird that they say reveals a pivotal point in the evolution of flight, when birds had lost the long bony tail seen in dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus and the early bird Archaeop...
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