Fossils Seized in Police Raid Demystify a Prehistoric Flying Reptile

Among the 3,000 fossils seized at a Brazilian port in 2013 was an almost complete skeleton from the pterosaur species Tupandactylus navigans, preserved in six limestone slabs.

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An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades

Because the objects had a standardized weight, scientists suggest they were a form of currency used some 3,500 years ago.

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Climate Change Is Making Winter Ice More Dangerous

A new study has found that cold-weather drownings are increasing sharply in warmer parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

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This Moss Uses Quartz as a Parasol

In the Mojave Desert, a translucent crystal offers bryophytes much-needed respite from the heat of the sun.

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Long Limbs Helped Propel T. Rex Up the Dinosaur Food Chain

The apex predator wasn’t a quick runner because of its heft, but its lanky limbs ensured it could amble efficiently for hours.

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Your Chicken Is No Longer Pink. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe to Eat.

Next time you cook chicken, don’t rely on the color of the meat to tell you if it’s cooked enough to avoid food poisoning.

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Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study

A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery.

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