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Jan 30, 2015 01:48 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A new dinosaur called Dragon of Qijiang had a body that was half neck.
Jan 6, 2015 12:01 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey. Continue reading →
Dec 23, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Fossilized rod and cone cells — the kinds that help people see — have been discovered for the first time.
Dec 23, 2014 07:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Nature has perfectly outfitted Bornean gliding lizards with colors matching falling leaves in their different environments.
Dec 16, 2014 12:25 PM ET // Discovery News
In a bid to look unattractive to predators, the nestlings not only look like caterpillars but move just like them, too.
Dec 15, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
The revised look at bird development shows some surprising relationships and also details how characteristics such as birdsong evolved.
Dec 12, 2014 09:35 AM ET // Dani Cooper, ABC Science Online
The lack of teeth in all living birds can be traced back to a common ancestor who lost its choppers about 116 million years ago.
Dec 10, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The earliest known horned dinosaur from North America was not exactly kissable, given its spiky cheekbones and sharp beak. Continue reading →
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