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300 Teeth: Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Would Have Been DentistâEUR(TM)s Dream -- ScienceDaily
Animals  (tags: dinasur, duck-billed, teeth )

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Tethyshadros insularis, a hadrosaur. Duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosaurs), who lived in the Cretaceous period between 90 million and 65 million years ago, sported this unique dental system
10 Discoveries In Amber That Change Our View Of Prehistory - Listverse
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, amber )

- 1 day ago -
Millions of years ago, trees oozed resin that captured anything it touched. Resin-turned-gemstone, amber is a timeless preservative allowing snapshots of prehistoric moments
New Tiny Species of Extinct Australian Marsupial Lion Named After Sir David Attenborough -- ScienceDaily
Animals  (tags: marsupial lion, extinct, Australia )

- 1 day ago -
The fossil remains of a new tiny species of marsupial lion which prowled the lush rainforests of northern Australia about 18 million years ago have been unearthed in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of remote north-western Queensland.
Crusader-Era Hand Grenade Surprises Archaeologists | Fox News
Offbeat  (tags: hand gernade, Crusader )

- 1 day ago -
A centuries-old hand grenade that may date back to the time of the crusaders is among a host of treasures retrieved from the sea in Israel.
Dragonfly 44: Ultra-Diffuse Galaxy Made Mostly of Dark Matter | Astronomy | Sci-News.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, galaxy, dark matter )

- 1 day ago -
Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini North telescope have found a galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter, the mysterious and elusive substance thought to make up almost a quarter of the Universe.
The Mysterious Marree Man of Outback Australia: Largest Geoglyph in the World | Ancient Origins
Offbeat  (tags: geoglyph.Australia, marree man )

- 2 days ago -
Etched into the dry sand of Australia's barren outback is the world's largest geoglyph, known as "Marree Man," an enormous figure of an Aboriginal man hunting birds or wallabies with a throwing stick
Out of Place Artifact: The Mysterious Stone Egg of Lake Winnipesaukee | Ancient Origins
Offbeat  (tags: stone egg, mystery )

- 2 days ago -
In 1872, construction workers digging a hole for a fence post near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New England found a lump of clay, with an egg shaped artifact inside it, six feet below the ground.
Endangered Cuban Solenodon Evolved After the Extinction of Dinosaurs -- ScienceDaily
Animals  (tags: Cuban solenodon, rare, endangered )

- 2 days ago -
The Cuban solenodon is a small, rare, endangered animal, belonging to the mammalian order Eulipotyphla. It is a mole-like nocturnal animal with a long snout that feeds on insects and is found in only a few fragmented locations in Cuba.
African Bird Shows Signs of Evil Stepdad Behavior -- ScienceDaily
Animals  (tags: birds, pied babbler )

- 2 days ago -
An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published in Biological Letters.
What Queues Up Better Than the British? Trilobites! | Science | AAAS
Offbeat  (tags: fossil, trilobites )

- 2 days ago -
Trilobites, fossil hunters' favorite arthropods, dominated Earth's ancient oceans for hundreds of millions of years.
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