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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 Research posts Octopus Ancestors Had 10 Arms, New Study Shows 328-million-year-old cephalopod reveals that the group that includes octopuses and vampire squid is older than previously thought. March 8, 2022 Education posts Study Identifies Strategies to Support STEM Students During Pandemic Taking stock of 2020-2021 for STEM college students, study recommends how to mitigate pandemic disruptions in 2022 and ahead. February 18, 2022 Research posts Bats Use Different Inner Ear Structures to Echolocate New study points to differences in inner ear structures that led to different echolocation for “yin” and “yang” bats. January 26, 2022 News Posts Museum Astrophysicist Named American Astronomical Society Fellow Jackie Faherty’s selection highlights outstanding research on brown dwarfs and exoplanets, public outreach, and service as mentor. January 13, 2022
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