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    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.

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    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. 

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    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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    February 15 One Step Beyond

    January 24, 2013

    The American Museum of Natural History’s One Step Beyond party series kicks off its sixth season with DJ sets by Foster the People, Javelin, and Dopeshoes in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, February 15.

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    AMNH Announces Whales: Giants of the Deep

    January 10, 2013

    The American Museum of Natural History announces Whales: Giants of the Deep, a new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth.