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Education posts Strategies To Support Students Disrupted by the Pandemic Museum study finds pandemic negatively affected college students in STEM fields—and identifies strategies for new school year. August 12, 2021 Research posts Bird Brains Evolved in Unique Path, Study Finds Birds’ relatively large brains developed and evolved differently from close relatives dinosaurs and alligators. July 9, 2021 Research posts New Study IDs Nearby Star Systems That Can “See” Earth More than 2,000 star systems have been or will be in position to detect Earth transiting across the Sun over 10,000 years. June 23, 2021 Research posts Desert Dinosaur Likely Hunted in the Dark, Study Shows The chicken-sized dinosaur Shuvuuia had extraordinary vision and owl-like hearing for nocturnal life in the Mongolian desert. May 7, 2021 Research posts Why Fossil Apes are Vital to Understanding Human Evolution A new review makes the case that living apes offer incomplete evidence for the study of human origins. May 6, 2021 Research posts Early Humans Did Not Cause Island Extinctions, According to New Study Research into early humans’ and human ancestors’ impacts on more than 30 islands finds no evidence of harm. May 3, 2021 Research posts Ancient DNA of "Horned" Crocodile Sheds Light on Croc Family Tree New study about Madagascar crocodile suggests that modern crocodiles likely originated in Africa. April 26, 2021 Research posts Study Identifies Creativity Genes that Make Humans Unique Research team identified 267 genes found only in humans, not in close relatives chimpanzees or Neanderthals. April 21, 2021 Research posts Revisiting a Renowned Skull From Early Human Homo Erectus Scientists identify two 2-million-year-old specimens—likely the earliest pieces of the H. erectus skeleton yet discovered. April 13, 2021 Research posts Dig This: Two New Burrowing Mammal Ancestors Discovered Newly described 120-million-year-old animals evolved “scratch-digging” traits independently. April 7, 2021 Research posts Whales and Hippos Evolved Water-Ready Skin Independently Hippos and cetaceans are close relatives, but their shared “aquatic” skin traits did not come from a common ancestor. April 1, 2021 Research posts Sizzling Planet Might Orbit Star Vega Based on decade of ground observations, astronomers see “jiggle” indicating an alien world in orbit of neighboring star. March 24, 2021
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