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Research posts Ancient “Marsupial Sabertooth” Likely Saw in 3D New study examines how Thylacosmilus, an extinct mammal with eyes positioned like a cow’s, managed to see in 3D anyway. March 21, 2023 Research posts New Atlas of Insect Respiratory Systems Produced Using CT Scanning Insect tracheal systems, which are too delicate to dissect and challenging to study, were mapped using micro-CT scanning of 29 species. March 17, 2023 Research posts Museum Researchers Describe New Species of Nocturnal Primate New study based on historic museum specimens formally recognizes a second species of pygmy loris. March 13, 2023 Research posts Catfish Described by Museum Researchers Highlighted in New Species Report The new freshwater catfish species was the first in its genus to be described from Africa in more than 40 years. March 3, 2023 News Posts Astronomer Jackie Faherty Awarded NSF CAREER Grant Faherty will work to develop the most complete map ever generated of our solar neighborhood. February 9, 2023 Research posts Researchers Count Body Segments of 1,500 Trilobite Species The number of trilobite body segments have stayed the same over 250 million years, despite shifting positions in the body. January 6, 2023 Research posts Glassfrogs Hide Red Blood Cells in Liver to “Disappear” New study shows glassfrogs achieve transparency by storing red blood cells in uniquely reflective livers. December 22, 2022 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
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