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Researchers from California Institute of Technology Take Dinosaurs Temperature with Teeth

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- Scientists in California say they have for the first time devised a way to accurately take the body temperatures of dinosaurs -- by examining the creatures' teeth. Chemical analysis of the Jurassic period fossil teeth from two s...

Archaeologists Discover Saber-Toothed Vegetarian that Lived 260 Million Years Ago

WASHINGTON (AP).- Surprised scientists have discovered the remains of a saber-toothed vegetarian. The leaf-crunching animal — about the size of a large dog — lived 260 million years ago in what is now Brazil, researchers report in Friday's e...

Discovery of Ancient Stone Tools in Texas Suggests Earlier Settlers in...

WASHINGTON (AP).- The discovery of ancient stone tools at an archaeological dig in Texas could push back the presence of humans in North America, perhaps by as much as 2,500 years. Thousands of artifacts dating to between 13,200 and 15,500 years ago w...

Genetic Tests by Department of Agriculture Show Fire Ants in Asia...

WASHINGTON (AP).- Even as the United States battles the spread of fire ants within its borders, this country is serving as the jumping-off point for the pest to invade other nations. The aggressive, stinging ants arrived from South America and got a f...

Earliest Human Remains in United States Arctic Reported by Scientific Researchers

WASHINGTON (AP).- Some 11,500 years ago one of America's earliest families laid the remains of a 3-year-old child to rest in their home in what is now Alaska. The discovery of that burial is shedding new light on the life and times of the early settle...

Team of Researchers Says Humans May Have Left Africa Earlier than...

WASHINGTON (AP).- Modern humans may have left Africa thousands of years earlier than previously thought, turning right and heading across the Red Sea into Arabia rather than following the Nile to a northern exit, an international team of researchers s...

Researchers Find Earliest Known Winery in a Cave in the Mountains...

WASHINGTON (AP) .- The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by ...

Researchers Find Earliest Known Winery in a Cave in the Mountains...

WASHINGTON (AP) .- The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by ...

Dinosaur Die-off Cleared way for Gigantic Mammals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - They just needed some leg room: New research shows the great dinosaur die-off made way for mammals to explode in size — some more massive than several elephants put together. The largest land mammal ever: A rhinoceros-like ...

Tropical Forest Diversity Increased During Ancient Global Warming Event

WASHINGTON, DC.- The steamiest places on the planet are getting warmer. Conservative estimates suggest that tropical areas can expect temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. Does global warming spell doom for rainforests?...

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