And — remember — these articles are highly omphaloskeptical; stop reading now if you hate self-absorption or introspection. Ok, off we go…. Oh, and because the SciAm blog platform disallows the featuring of date-arranged or subject-arranged archives, please find a subject-arranged list of links at the bottom of this article.
For the first time, the strange four-strand DNA has been found in cells! Picture by Jean-Paul Rodriguez, extracted from nature. Leave a comment.
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By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline. A new species of dinosaur that lived million years ago and is a relative of the triceratops has been found in Arizona. The horned beast measured up to 11 feet long and weighed 1, pounds. Bones of the animal were first found 20 years ago but new analysis has revealed it to be a brand new species never identified by scientists.
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The shield-like frill at the back of the skull of a new species of horned dinosaur looks like a giant crown! Researchers named it Regaliceratops peterhewsiand it lived 70 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous in Canada, according to new work published in Current Biology this week. Now, after the bones were helicopter-lifted out of those Upper Cretaceous rocks, Caleb Brown and Donald Henderson from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology examined the bones, revealing the skull of a previously unknown horned dinosaur.
Patricia Brennan from Yale University is trying to encourage male Muscovy ducks to launch their ballistic penises into test tubes. Normally, the duck keeps its penis inside-out within a sac in its body. The whole process takes just a third of a second and Brennan captures it all on high-speed camera.
It belongs to the male seed beetle. Those spikes are hard and sharp, and they inflict heavy injuries upon the female beetles during sex. Why would such a hellish organ evolve?
Sexual dimorphism in dinosaurs refers to the different physical characteristics of male and female dinosaurs of the same species. This means that the male and female dinosaurs of a species may differ in size, color, shape, or they may even look like a completely different species altogether, such as in the case of the anglerfish. These differing physical characteristics can also be the deciding factor for choosing a mate or can be helpful for blending into the surrounding environment.