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Fossils reveal a new dinosaur species that was the size of dogs

Fossils found in Chile are from a strange-looking dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported…

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New species of UK dinosaur was 8 metres long with a bulbous nose

The Isle of Wight in the UK was once home to an ecosystem rich in dinosaurs, including Brighstoneus simmondsi, an…

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2 California condors reproduced asexually, scientists say — a first recorded for that species

And while this has been seen in other vertebrates and even birds, these are believed to be the first recorded…

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New human species has been named Homo bodoensis – but it may not stick

By Michael Marshall Artist’s rendition of Homo bodoensis, a new species of human ancestor that lived in Africa Ettore Mazza…

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California adds Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list

SACRAMENTO —  California has added the Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list, guaranteeing more protections for a rapidly…

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Australia’s unusual western swamp turtle is an oddity under threat

By Chen Ly A western swamp turtle wearing an algae coat Gerald Kuchling The western swamp turtle, an Australian species…

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New species of killer whale discovered, hunts large sea mammals: report

Canadian researchers said they identified a new, mysterious kind of killer whale that hunts large mammals — like grey whale…

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