Why did evolution allow turtles and birds to lose all their teeth? Why did evolution allow turtles and birds to lose all their teeth?
John Tyburski - Dec 15, 2014
A recent report suggests that modern day birds owe their lack of teeth to changes in an ancestor that lived some 116 million years ago.
Swarming Pluto-sized objects create a bunch of dust around teenage star Swarming Pluto-sized objects create a bunch of dust around teenage star
Ian Lang - Dec 12, 2014
Young star reveals several mysterious trends in planetary formation
Scientists identify oldest North American dinosaur - and it's the size of a house cat Scientists identify oldest North American dinosaur - and it's the size of a house cat
Kate Halse - Dec 11, 2014
The discovery of these bones is significant not only because they indicate that this type of animal lived in North America earlier than initially thought, but they might also give insight into how the animals arrived on the continent.
There's a shocking amount of plastic floating in our oceans, study finds There's a shocking amount of plastic floating in our oceans, study finds
Kate Halse - Dec 11, 2014
Although they caution that there estimates are "highly conservative," the scientists stress that these floating plastic pieces are a serious threat to the environment and pose health risks along the food chain.
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Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian poses nude
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Rosetta mission suggests Earth's water didn't come from comets
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Nintendo's Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire sell 1.5 million copies in 10 days
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Scientists identify oldest North American dinosaur - and it's the size of a house cat
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There's a shocking amount of plastic floating in our oceans, study finds
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Sony's leaked emails expose problems in Hollywood
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