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A volcanic eruption 39 million years ago buried a forest in...

Deborah Woodcock, Clark University and Herb Meyer, National Park Service In the hills outside the small village of Sexi,...

Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod...

Lars Schmitz, Scripps College; Jonah Choiniere, University of the Witwatersrand, and Roger Benson, University of Oxford Today, barn owls,...

How many Tyrannosaurus Rex walked the Earth?

Ashley Poust, University of California, Berkeley and Daniel Varajão de Latorre, University of California, Berkeley The Research Brief is...

Ancient bird skull found in amber was tiny predator in the...

Lars Schmitz, Claremont McKenna College and Jingmai Kathleen O'Connor, Chinese Academy of Sciences In 2016, our colleague Xing Lida held up a small piece of...

Archaeological discoveries are happening faster than ever before, helping refine the...

Elizabeth Sawchuk, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) and Mary Prendergast, Saint Louis University – Madrid In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull...

Fast evolution explains the tiny stature of extinct ‘Hobbit’ from Flores...

José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho, Universidade Federal de Goias and Pasquale Raia, University of Naples Federico II It’s not every day that scientists discover a new...

Climate change created today’s large crocodiles

Pedro L. Godoy, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) What does the term crocodylian bring to mind? A big reptile with a...

Last of the giants: What killed off Madagascar’s megafauna a thousand...

Nick Scroxton, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Laurie Godfrey, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Stephen Burns, University of Massachusetts Amherst Giant 10-foot-tall elephant birds, with eggs...

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Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become...

By Paul Hayes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use...