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05Oct 18

Huge new dinosaur species discovered

In 2012, a graduate student working in South Africa found the bones of an unknown dinosaur. Some of the bones were sticking out of a field. A team of researchers went to work. After years of excavation, they had uncovered the fossil of a dinosaur no one had ever seen…

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11Aug 17

Scientists find ancient human DNA in cave floor dirt

Most ancient human DNA is gathered from bones or teeth. Since the human fossil record is very limited, scientists have been exploring new sources for DNA. They found successful human DNA samples from dust on a cave floor. The samples are tiny. They can be hard to tell if they…

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Science Daily Origin of Life News

Origin of Life News -- ScienceDaily

Research into the origin of life. Learn how certain small molecule interactions may have been responsible for the life itself. You will find scientific theories and findings here.

Gallery: Deep-Sea Creatures

Video: The Big Bang Theory

Source: OHSU Teacher/Vimeo Creative Commons

Learn about the Big Bang theory, the leading explanation about how the universe began.

Web Resources

Royal Ontario Museum’s Palaeontology Tweets

How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth

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