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How I Dissected a T. Rex [Video]

Hint: it took chain saws, feathers and lots of latex, says vertebrate palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist Stephen Brusatte

June 8, 2015 — Stephen Brusatte and The Conversation

CSI: Middle Pleistocene

Skull fragments dating back 430,000 years appear to be those of the world's first known murder victim, based on the damage observed. Dina Maron reports  

May 28, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

Mummy Mavens Unwrap Preservation Methods

In 1994 researchers made a mummy. Now scientists have reverse engineered the process to figure out how it's done, with the mummy makers still around to tell them how they did. Cynthia Graber reports  ...

May 27, 2015 — Cynthia Graber

Feathered Dinosaurs on Post-its

Sometimes, the pathway to a new idea becoming universally accepted requires a steady stream of little nudges, small pebbles thrown into the lake.

May 7, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
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