Nature
Orthographic Processing Discovered in Pigeons
 
According to a new study by University of Otago researchers, pigeons (Columbidae) can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by visually processing their letter combinations.
 
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Earth-Like Exoplanet Found Around Proxima Centauri
 
A team led by Dr. Guillem Anglada-Escudé from Queen Mary University of London discovered a promising exoplanet in terms of habitability, orbiting Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our Sun.
 
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Schizophrenia May be a Consequence of Human-Brain-Evolution
 
According to a new study led by Dr. Ole Andreassen of the University of Oslo (Norway), schizophrenia emerged after Homo sapiens diverged from Homo neanderthalensis.
 
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New Subatomic Particle May be Evidence of a Fifth Force
 
The discovery of a new subatomic particle by Hungarian nuclear physicists may be evidence of a fifth force of nature, theoretical physicists at the University of California say.
 
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Paleontology
Murusraptor: new Megaraptoran Dinosaur From Argentina
 
Paleontologists have discovered a new genus and species of megaraptoran theropod dinosaur in northwest Patagonia: Murusraptor barrosaensis.
 
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Paleontology
Study: Turtle Shell Initially Evolved for Burrowing
 
A new study on Eunotosaurus (the earliest-known - 260 million year old - turtle) suggests that turtle shells originally evolved for burrowing underground, and not for protection.
 
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Paleontology
Gualicho shinyae: New Theropod Dinosaur From Argentina
 
Paleontologists led by Sebastián Apesteguía from the Universidad Maimónides have described a remarkable new genus and species of carnosaur that lived in Argentina about 94 million years ago: Gualicho shinyae.
 
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Jurassic Park
Jurassic Island v6.0: a First Teaser
 
This is a first teaser image unveiling the new design of Jurassic Island v6.0.
 
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Paleontology
320 Million-Year-Old Plant Root Stem Cells Discovered
 
Paleontologists led by Prof. Liam Dolan from Oxford University have discovered the oldest known population of plant root stem cells in a 320 million-years-old fossil (Carboniferous): Radix carbonica.
 
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Paleontology
Earliest Known Fossil of Insect Agriculture Discovered
 
Paleontologists led by Dr. Eric Roberts from James Cook University, Australia, have discovered the oldest known examples of 'fungus gardens' within 25 million-year-old fossilized termite nests from southwestern Tanzania.
 
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