Adorable Jurassic Dinosaur May Have Flown With Bat-Like Wings

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During the Jurassic period, various dinosaurs experimented with different forms of powered flight. The discovery of a new dinosaur species in China suggests some of these pioneering flyers evolved webbed fingers and an elongated forelimb, allowing them to fly in a distinctly bat-like fashion.

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Will There Ever Be New Colors That We Can See?

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When brain chips break big, and commercial tech giants start sifting our thoughts and swapping cherished memories for subscription wine box ads, there will be plenty of reasons to be skeptical. But if this future is inevitable, we might as well dwell on the good stuff. New colors, for instance: for years we’ve been…

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Jawbone Fossil Reveals More About the Denisovans, a Mysterious Species that Mated With Modern Humans

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In 2010, archaeologists found evidence of a previously unknown hominin, the Denisovans, in a Siberian cave. Researchers are now reporting the discovery of a 160,000-year-old Denisovan jawbone pulled from a cave on the Tibetan Plateau. The fossil is now the first evidence of this mysterious human species outside of…

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https://gizmodo.com/jawbone-fossil-reveals-more-about-the-denisovans-a-mys-1834444888

103 New Beetle Species Named After Star Wars Characters, Mythological Beasts, and More

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There are more species of beetle than just about anything else on Earth—approximately 400,000 species described, with perhaps a million or more left to catalog. Now, researchers have identified 103 new species of weevil (a tiny variety of beetle), all from a single Indonesian island.

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/103-new-beetle-species-named-after-star-wars-characters-1833149281

Newly Discovered African Titanosaur Had a Distinctly Heart-Shaped Tailbone

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Titanosaurs were the giants of the giants—four-legged behemoths that stomped around Cretaceous South America and Africa 100 million years ago. The discovery of a previously unknown titanosaur in Tanzania with a unique heart-shaped tailbone is adding to our knowledge of these enigmatic beasts, and how they lived and…

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https://gizmodo.com/newly-discovered-african-titanosaur-had-a-distinctly-he-1832595617