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  • Sutter's Mill meteorite

    Press Release

    Rare Meteorite Acquired

    August 21, 2013

    The main mass of a rare meteorite that exploded over California’s Sierra foothills in April 2012 will be preserved for current and future scientific research thanks to the collaborative efforts of five U.S. academic institutions.

  • Avian brain_melanerpes

    Research

    Bird Brains Predate Birds

    July 31, 2013

    New research provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds.

  • Archicebus

    Press Release

    Discovery of Oldest Primate Skeleton

    June 5, 2013

    An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of the world’s oldest known fossil primate skeleton, an animal that lived about 55 million years ago.

  • Green alga micrograph

    Press Release

    First Definitive Proof for Bacteria-feeding in Green Algae

    May 23, 2013

    A team of researchers has captured images of green alga consuming bacteria, offering a glimpse at how early organisms dating back more than 1 billion years may have acquired free-living photosynthetic cells. 

  • Arctic vegetation
  • Project 1640_system image
  • Bee_Coelioxys sayi
  • Placental ancestor

    Press Release

    Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs

    February 7, 2013

    An international team of researchers has reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals—an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans—using the world’s largest dataset of both genetic and physical traits. 

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