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Dinosaurs suffered from cancer, study confirms

A recent analysis of a 76-million-year-old Centrosaurus apertus fibula confirmed that dinosaurs suffered from cancer, too.

  • The fibula was originally discovered in 1989, though at the time scientists believed the damaged bone had been fractured.
  • After reanalyzing the bone, and comparing it with fibulas from a human and another dinosaur, a team of scientists confirmed that the dinosaur suffered from the bone cancer osteosarcoma.
  • The study shows how modern techniques can help scientists learn about the ancient origins of diseases.
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A catastrophic asteroid shower hit Earth & moon 800 million years ago

The impact might have triggered the Ice Age.

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  • A new study examined data on lunar craters to gain a better understanding of ancient impact events on Earth.
  • Although scientists know of some ancient impacts on Earth, weather and erosion makes it hard to study impacts that occurred beyond 600 million years ago.
  • Studying craters on the moon can provide some clues.
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Dinosaur bone? Meteorite? These men's wedding bands are a real break from boredom.

Manly Bands wanted to improve on mens' wedding bands. Mission accomplished.

  • Manly Bands was founded in 2016 to provide better options and customer service in men's wedding bands.
  • Unique materials include antler, dinosaur bones, meteorite, tungsten, and whiskey barrels.
  • The company donates a portion of profits to charity every month.
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This ancient crocodile walked on two legs 'like humans'

Batrachopus grandis, an ancient crocodylomorph, may have chased down land prey on its own two feet.

(Photo: Anthony Romilio/University of Queensland)
  • The Jinju Formation, South Korea,houses nearly 100 well-preserved fossilized footprints.
  • An analysis of the footprints suggests they were left by a 3-meter-long crocodile that walked on human-length hindlegs.
  • The animal, named Batrachopus grandis, is another potential addition to the widely diverse family of the crocodylomorphs.
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    Allosaurus dabbled in cannibalism according to new fossil evidence

    These Jurassic predators resorted to cannibalism when hit with hard times, according to a deliciously rare discovery.

    Stephanie K. Drumheller et.al
    • Rare fossil evidence of dinosaur cannibalism among the Allosaurus has been discovered.
    • Scientists analyzed dinosaur bones found in the Mygatt-Moore Quarry in western Colorado, paying special attention to bite marks that were present on 2,368 of the bones.
    • It's likely that the predatory carnivore only ate their already-dead peers during times when resources were scarce.
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