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Entire genome of extinct hominid sequenced from a single fossil

Entire genome of extinct hominid sequenced from a single fossil | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Not but a couple years ago, the first draft of a genome of a small finger bone found in a cave in Siberia pointed to the discovery of a previously unknown hominid species that lived alongside Homo sapiens in our distant past.
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Rare Martian meteorite lands at Natural History Museum - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.ukRare Martian meteorite lands at Natural History MuseumTelegraph.co.ukA rare meteorite that could help unravel the mysteries of Mars has been acquired by the Natural History Museum in London.
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Event that wiped out much of Earth's biology happened slowly: study - Vancouver Sun

Event that wiped out much of Earth's biology happened slowly: study - Vancouver Sun | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Event that wiped out much of Earth's biology happened slowly: studyVancouver SunFresh evidence gathered from ancient rocks on an Ellesmere Island fiord has led a 14-member international scientific team — including a University of Calgary researcher...
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Jack Horner: Shape-shifting dinosaurs

Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.
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Big Bend Designated International Dark Sky Park « Natural History ...

Big Bend Designated International Dark Sky Park « Natural History ... | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
The International Dark Sky Association announced Big Bend National Park has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park. This means that the skies will have only the .... Natural History Wanderings Stats.
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Bird count slated for Feb. 18 - The Star Democrat

Bird count slated for Feb. 18 - The Star Democrat | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Bird count slated for Feb. 18The Star DemocratThe Great Backyard Bird Count is hosted by the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.
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Madison Zoological Museum Collection: "Descriptions of twenty-two new species of birds from the Galapagos Islands": Contents

For the love of pete, we don't speak Zoologist: "resembles N. melanotis much more than N.
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Harvard Biologist Tests Evolution Through Castaway Lizards in the Caribbean - BostInno

Harvard Biologist Tests Evolution Through Castaway Lizards in the Caribbean - BostInno | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Charlotte ObserverHarvard Biologist Tests Evolution Through Castaway Lizards in the CaribbeanBostInnoSince the late 1980s, Harvard biologist Jonathan Losos and his colleagues have been dropping lizards onto tiny islands in the Caribbean.
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Oregon biologist plays tag with the world's whales - Daily Astorian

Oregon biologist plays tag with the world's whales - Daily Astorian | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Oregon biologist plays tag with the world's whalesDaily Astorian"When I first got into biology, my sense was I wanted things to be sustainable," said Mate, now pointing to a picture of an elder female blue whale on the projector screen.
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Mild winter now means more bugs later - WTOP

Mild winter now means more bugs later - WTOP | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
WTOPMild winter now means more bugs laterWTOPTerry Irwin, research entomologist with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History says an over abundance of bugs will arrive as the summer season does "because they didn't get killed in the frost."...
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Castaway lizards put evolution to the test - Washington Post

Castaway lizards put evolution to the test - Washington Post | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Castaway lizards put evolution to the testWashington PostInstead of mourning the loss, Harvard University biologist Jonathan Losos spied an opportunity: He could, for the first time, test a controversial 70-year-old idea in evolutionary biology.
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Tracking the Elusive Orangutan - BU Today

Tracking the Elusive Orangutan - BU Today | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
BU TodayTracking the Elusive OrangutanBU TodayThe existence of two male morphologies (the form and structure of an organism) is fairly common in insects and fish, but it's practically unheard of in mammals.
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Time in Space May Alter Astronauts’ Genes

Time in Space May Alter Astronauts’ Genes | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Spending long periods at low gravity may alter genes, suggests a new experiment involving a magnet-powered trick used on Earth to simulate w...
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Capturing Dinosaurs and Whales, Without Seeing Them - New York Times (blog)

Capturing Dinosaurs and Whales, Without Seeing Them - New York Times (blog) | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Capturing Dinosaurs and Whales, Without Seeing ThemNew York Times (blog)By AIDAN GARDINER At the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, Hashim Kirkland lowered his camera a bit to see the ancient brown spine of a...
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Ancient Antarctic lake thought to harbor prehistoric life, Hitler clones

Ancient Antarctic lake thought to harbor prehistoric life, Hitler clones | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
In its reporting on the efforts of a Russian drilling team to reach a subglacial lake in Antarctica, Russian state media has revived an old conjecture about a secret Nazi cloning facility on the southern continent.
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Bird Quiz: Black-capped Chickadee - Audubon Magazine (blog)

Bird Quiz: Black-capped Chickadee - Audubon Magazine (blog) | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Audubon Magazine (blog)Bird Quiz: Black-capped ChickadeeAudubon Magazine (blog)By Michele Wilson Berger Black-capped chickadees, those adorable, ubiquitous birds, are one of the first species people learn to ID, according to Cornell Lab of...
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January 26th, A perfect Storm for Spotted ... - Greg's Natural History

January 26th, A perfect Storm for Spotted ... - Greg's Natural History | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
... natural history events that only occurs under certain climatic circumstances when everything is ideal for a species whose breeding is synchronized and everything was absolutely perfect……actually, The “absolutely Perfect ...
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Jewelweed « Urban Botany

Jewelweed « Urban Botany | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Your reward will be a yelp of surprise, and possibly some unkind words about duplicitous botanists. Jewelweed seed pods are spring-loaded and explode at the lightest touch, shooting seeds everywhere. This plant is tougher ...
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A Birding Guide | Seeking Greener - StumbleUpon

A Birding Guide http://t.co/U0OUGS31 #birds #birding #birders #thebigyear #guides #ornithology #travellers...
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How to Grow a Planet, Life from Light

How to Grow a Planet, Life from Light | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
How plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. (How to Grow a Planet, Life from Light http://t.co/VbYG6zRo - more plant science on TV!
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New Lizard Species Discovered in Peru - Sci-News.com

New Lizard Species Discovered in Peru - Sci-News.com | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Sci-News.comNew Lizard Species Discovered in PeruSci-News.comThe team, led by Germán Chávez and Diego Vásquez, both of the Center for Ornithology and Biodiversity in Lima, Peru, discovered a lizard species of the genus Potamites during biological...
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Backyard bird count tallies feathered friends - South Bend Tribune

Backyard bird count tallies feathered friends - South Bend Tribune | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Audubon MagazineBackyard bird count tallies feathered friendsSouth Bend Tribune"When thousands of people all tell us what they're seeing, we can detect patterns in how birds are faring from year to year," says Janis Dickinson, director Citizen Science...
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Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia?

Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia? | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Until 150,000 years ago, all our ancestors lived in Africa—and then they started spreading out. Matt Ridley examines the theories around the exodus. (Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia?
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Nature's Blog: Natural History of Elephants

Nature's Blog: Natural History of Elephants | Biology@BellaOnline | Scoop.it
Natural History of Elephants. Sixty million years ago (MYA), a common ancestor gave rise to three orders: Sirenia (represented today by manatees and dugongs), Hyracoidea (represented by the hyrax) and Proboscidea, ...
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Snakes in a wine chiller: a wildlife rescue effort - MiamiHerald.com

Snakes in a wine chiller: a wildlife rescue effortMiamiHerald.comBut thanks to two biologists and a schoolteacher with a warm spot for reptiles, nearly 200 garter, brown and western fox snakes have a new temporary home - a 6-foot-tall wine chiller...
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