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Research posts Museum Researcher Describes What May Be Oldest Ape Teeth on Record A study led by Museum paleoanthropologist Ashley Hammond confirms Kamoyapithecus hamiltoni was an ape. February 28, 2019 Research posts Astronomers Discover 3-Billion-Year-Old Ringed White Dwarf A crowdsourced space survey uncovers an ancient ringed white dwarf that offers new insight into our solar system. February 21, 2019 Research posts How Did Flight Change Brain Shape in Dinosaurs? Research by Museum research associates finds brain shape is likely affected by the acquisition of flight. December 19, 2018 Research posts Is the Northern Cardinal One Species, Or Many? Research from Museum scientists analyzed genetics and songs to see if Northern Cardinal populations are different species. December 13, 2018 Research posts Ancient DNA Reveals Extinct Jamaican Monkey Related to South American Species New research from Museum scientists found that Xenothrix mcgregori was most closely related to South America’s titi monkeys. November 15, 2018 Research posts Within Ape Species, Varied Skull Shapes Reflect Genetic History By analyzing ape genetics and skull shapes, a new study by Museum researchers found an evolutionary pattern that could aid the study... November 2, 2018 Research posts Dinosaurs Had Colored Eggs, New Study Shows Researchers find the first evidence of colored eggs in eggshell samples belonging to Eumaniraptoran dinosaurs. October 31, 2018 Research posts The Key to Understanding Microbiome Evolution? Scientists Look to Bats Bats’ bacteria can offer researchers insight into the evolutionary history of mammals’ microbiomes, which may inform human health. September 19, 2018 Research posts When Did Human Feet Become “Made for Walking”? Researchers have found evidence of feet adapted for bipedal locomotion in a 4.4-million-year-old human ancestor. August 17, 2018 Research posts Study Sheds Light on Mysterious Glowing Fireworms Seen by Christopher Columbus A bioluminescent mating display by Bermuda fireworms, which only occurs after the full Moon in summer and fall, is thought to be... August 8, 2018 Research posts What Copper Found in Georgia Tells Us About Trade Among Ancient Native Americans New research traces a 4,000-year-old copper band found on St. Catherines Island off the coast of Georgia to the Great Lakes region. July 30, 2018 Research posts Largest Dinosaur Foot Ever Found Belonged to Brachiosaurus Relative New research on a 1-meter-wide “Bigfoot” fossil foot found in Wyoming also confirms that these sauropods inhabited a larger region... July 24, 2018
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