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NEW STARFISH-LIKE FOSSIL REVEALS EVOLUTION IN ACTION

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(AGENPARL) – CAMBRIDGE (ENGLAND), mer 20 gennaio 2021 The prototype starfish, which has features in common with both sea lilies and modern-day starfish, is a missing link for scientists trying to piece together its early evolutionary history.  The exceptionally preserved fossil, named Cantabrigiaster fezouataensis, was discovered in Morroco’s Anti-Atlas mountain......
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ANCIENT INSECT GENITALS FOUND IN 50-MILLION-YEAR-OLD FOSSIL

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), mar 19 gennaio 2021 The fossil record is a lot more than just giant dinosaurs. In fact, some of the most impressive fossils are not hulking, pillar-like bones but the remains of small, delicate organisms that were buried in just the right conditions to reveal lost......
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TEN NEW THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT HUMAN ORIGINS IN 2020

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), mar 29 dicembre 2020 SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Dec. 29, 2020, 11:43 a.m. The pandemic this year changed a lot about the world and the way we lived, including the way that paleoanthropologists, archaeologists and other fieldwork-based researchers operate. This year, we want to highlight the different lines......
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ACADEMY SCIENTISTS DESCRIBE 213 SPECIES IN 2020

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(AGENPARL) – WORCESTER (MASSACHUSETTS), mer 09 dicembre 2020 IMAGE: Despite living just off the coast of bustling Sydney, Australia, this pipefish, Stigmatophora harastii, was only just discovered. view more  Credit: Andrew Trevor-Jones © 2020 SAN FRANCISCO (December 9, 2020) — This past year, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added......
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SHUTTERING FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS MAY COST LESS THAN EXPECTED

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(AGENPARL) – ATLANTA (GEORGIA), ven 04 dicembre 2020 Earth and Environment Science and Technology Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected December 3, 2020 • Atlanta, GA Click image to enlarge This map shows the locations of electricity-generating facilities with projected lifespans that extend beyond 2035. (Credit:......
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LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUEL HOLDINGS

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(AGENPARL) – ORILLIA (ONTARIO), ven 27 novembre 2020 November 26, 2020 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont. At its November 26, 2020 meeting, Lakehead University’s Board of Governors approved a motion that will see the institution divest from its fossil fuel holdings by the end of the University’s current Strategic......
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RESEARCHERS APPLY MACHINE LEARNING TO STUDY FOSSIL POLLEN

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(AGENPARL) – MISSOURI (USA), lun 16 novembre 2020 Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe. Photo by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T. Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics at Missouri S&T, has joined colleagues from other universities to develop a new, more efficient method of identifying fossilized pollen that combines high-resolution imaging techniques with......
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SKULL SHINES LIGHT ON HUMAN EVOLUTION

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(AGENPARL) – MELBOURNE (VICTORIA -AUSTRALIA), mar 10 novembre 2020 Researchers from La Trobe University’s Archaeology Department in Melbourne, Australia led the excavation, reconstruction and analysis of the rare, male fossil from the Drimolen Main Quarry north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Discovered in 2018 on South African Father’s Day (June 20),......
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SCIENTISTS FIND THE WORLD’S OLDEST CHAMELEON-LIKE TONGUE PRESERVED IN AMBER

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), ven 06 novembre 2020 No creature alive today is quite like an albanerpetontid. Cousins of frogs and salamanders, these extinct amphibians have often confounded paleontologists by having scales and claws that make them look like reptiles. And “albies,” as some researchers call them, just got stranger.......

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