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Paleo artist

Danielle Dufault has a job that allows her to indulge her two passions: art and science. The award-winning artist works with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum to bring to life long-dead fossil discoveries and dinosaur bones for both scientific journals and the museum public. Video: Dan Lytwyn Source link

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Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have 'UK origin'

Image copyright Millard H. Sharp Image caption The shake-up means savage, meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex get reclassified The first dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain. This is one of the conclusions of the first detailed re-evaluation of the relationships between dinosaurs for 130 […]

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UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Media captionMiles Soloman tells Radio 4’s World At One how he discovered something the Nasa experts missed A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data. […]

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Princess Anne: GM crops 'have real benefits'

Princess Anne has told the BBC’s Farming Today she believes gene technology has important benefits to offer in terms of providing food. The Queen’s daughter is a working farmer, and patron of nearly 50 countryside organisations. The full interview with Princess Anne will be on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today on Thursday 23 March Source […]

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'Dispersal machines'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cane toads were introduced to Queensland from Puerto Rico They are toxic invaders that have conquered swathes of northern Australia as they continue their seemingly irrepressible march west towards the Indian Ocean. Packed with poison and supremely adaptable, the dreaded cane toad, or Bufo marinus, has few friends in […]

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Fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Image copyright Siveter et al Image caption Cascolus ravitis has been reconstructed as a virtual fossil, revealing every detail of the animal A 430-million-year-old fossil discovered “frozen in time” in ancient volcanic rock has been named after Sir David Attenborough. The tiny crustacean, measuring less than 1cm long, was found by researchers in Herefordshire. It […]

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Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Image copyright Jessica Fujii Image caption Sea otters use rocks to crack open shellfish Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists. It appears otters learned how to use tools long before other marine mammals. Sea otters are often seen floating on their backs, using […]