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BEST OF 2015 // #78: The First Dentist

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Researchers discovered proof of the earliest known dental operation, and it is not bad per say. During an examination of the reduced molar of a skeleton that had been found in northern Italy, archeologist Stefano Benazzi, from the...

Best of 2012 // #87: The Eternal Struggle

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About 100 million years ago, a wasp became ensnared in the webbing a spider.  The spider excited bore down on it's prey, but before...

Best of 2016 // #85: What Did Dinos Sound Like?

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Sorry to burst the hollywood bubble:  Dinosaurs did not roar.  They simply we're made for it, anatomically speaking.  However, these great giants also didn't...

Best of 2016 // #86: Turning Earth To Soil

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Life on Earth 440 million years ago was very different: a grey-hued landscape of rocks and sand and dust, pretty inhospitable to life as...

Best of 2016 // #87: Jewel from the Heavens

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In early 2011 a mysterious find got seasoned meteorite hunter Birger Schmitz very excited.  The 3-inch object was not only a mysterious space rock,...

Best of 2017 // #89: Our Oldest Relative

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Only seen through an electron microscope, Saccorhytus coronarius is a newly discovered, but oldest and most primitive deuterostome, a large branch in the animal...

Best of 2015 // #95: Running with Raptors

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While Chris Pratt was running around and motorbiking a Jurassic World with suped-up Velociraptors, real-life palaeontologists were analyzing some unique fossilized tracks made by...

Best of 2017 // #97: The First Flower

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Without any sort of preserved fossils or evidence for what it may have looked like, researchers who have been hunting for the first flowering...

The Best of 2015 // #99: The First Snake

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Back in 2011 a field trip to a german museum yielded an unknown fossil. Publishing the findings in July, Paleobioloist David Martill identified the...

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