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First family tree created for all living bird species

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An international team of researchers has created the world’s first family Continue reading “First family tree created for all living bird species” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Duck-bill dinos had amazing teeth

Duck-billed dinosaurs, described as ‘walking pulp mills’, had an amazing capacity Continue reading “Duck-bill dinos had amazing teeth” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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`Monster` crocodile fossil found in Oz

Researchers have found what they believe to be the jawbone of an ancient “monster” crocodile at a remote station in northwest Queensland Continue reading “`Monster` crocodile fossil found in Oz” More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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More evidence for ancient Martian oceans found

Researchers have examined large-scale polygons on Mars and compared them to similar features on Earth’s seafloor Continue reading “More evidence for ancient Martian oceans found” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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New Jurassic Park in Petri dish – 500mn-year-old bacteria recreated in lab

A 500 million-year-old bacteria has been brought back to life in a laboratory at Georgia Tech in an experiment with echoes of Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park Continue reading “New Jurassic Park in Petri More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Social birds take more care of own family members than distant kin

A new study has found that social birds that forgo breeding to help raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely to care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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World was much warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is now

A study of semi-fossilised trees has proven that world climate was warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is in the modern industrial age Continue reading “World was much warmer in Roman and Medieval times More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Early humans took 2mn years to invent bows and arrows

It took more than two million years for early humans to create the bow and arrow after they started making tools, say scientists Continue reading “Early humans took 2mn years to invent bows and arrows” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Closely related birds have distinct songs and colour patterns

Canadian Researchers have found that closely related birds that share the same habitat tend to look and sound different Continue reading “Closely related birds have distinct songs and colour patterns” More...

By BioNews On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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Female fireflies prefer males that have larger nuptial gifts to offer

Scientists say male fireflies, which are known for attracting mates with a flash of light, also seduce with a gift that comes in the form of a spermatophore Continue reading “Female fireflies prefer males More...