Scientists Reunite Turtle Fossils Discovered 160 Years Apart
In 2012, Gregory Harpel, an amateur paleontologist digging around a streambed in Monmouth County, N.J., stumbled upon what he first assumed to be a rock. It turned out that it was the other half of a humerus belonging to a sea turtle that existed 70 to 75 million years ago. The discovery had another surprise: the other half of the humerus was already in the possession of Drexel University, which acquired it around 160 years ago.
The sea turtle existed in the Cretaceous Period, and was about 10 feet tall, making it one of the largest sea turtles that ever existed, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Scientists believe it resembled modern loggerhead turtles. Watch the video from Drexel University to see the two halves of the humerus bone finally come together.
Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Dogs' floppy ears may be part of why they and other domesticated animals love humans so much.
- Nearly all domestic animals share several key traits in addition to friendliness to humans, traits such as floppy ears, a spotted coat, a shorter snout, and so on.
- Researchers have been puzzled as to why these traits keep showing up in disparate species, even when they aren't being bred for those qualities. This is known as "domestication syndrome."
- Now, researchers are pointing to a group of a cells called neural crest cells as the key to understanding domestication syndrome.
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