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Research posts Study Reveals Potential Water Worlds in Kepler-138 System Twin planets 218 light years away from Earth are likely largely composed of water surrounding a rocky core. December 15, 2022 Research posts Researchers Produce First Taxonomy for Placozoan Phylum Scientists categorized tiny amoeba-like organisms into a family tree of new classes, orders, and families in a new animal phylum. December 9, 2022 Research posts Museum Entomologist Helps Secure NSF Grant to Tackle Insect Decline Research effort includes formation of an international, cross-disciplinary network to study status of insect populations. October 18, 2022 Research posts Fish Full of Antifreeze Protein Found Off Greenland New research on a biofluorescent snailfish reports the highest expression of antifreeze proteins ever observed. August 16, 2022 Research posts Study Finds T. rex Should Remain One Species Paleontologists refute earlier claim that fossils classified as the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex represent three separate species. July 25, 2022 Research posts More than 30 Brown Dwarf Binaries Discovered by Backyard Worlds “Super User” Amateur astronomer tackles question of how often brown dwarfs, objects on the boundary between planets and stars, travel alone. July 7, 2022 Research posts Ancient Fossils Suggest How Giraffes Evolved Long Necks New study of 17-million-year-old fossils shows that head-butting battles likely played important role in giraffe evolution. June 3, 2022 News Posts Meteor Shower Might “Surprise” Stargazers on May 31 Disintegrating comet may offer a once-in-a-lifetime sky show this Tuesday. May 26, 2022 Research posts Amazon's Small Rivers Spurred Bird Speciation New genome-based study shows that as small river systems change over time, they contribute to bird speciation. April 8, 2022 News Posts Museum and Colombia’s Humboldt Institute To Collaborate on Conservation Satellite-based biodiversity monitoring system, supported by NASA grant, will help Colombia achieve biodiversity targets. April 1, 2022 Research posts After Dinosaurs, Mammals Put Brawn Over Brains In the 10 million years following the dinosaur die-out, mammals bulked up, rather than evolving bigger brains, to adapt. March 31, 2022 Research posts Conservation Efforts Must Work Across Borders, Studies Show As climate change forces species to cross borders, scientists recommend coordinated approaches to prevent biodiversity loss. March 22, 2022
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