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Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

Posted March 31, 2017

A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled out of the muddy banks of a Montana river, the team was able to analyze the texture of the facial bones of the new species. The findings suggest that the face of tyrannosaurs was covered in a scaly protective layer with a high degree of tactile sensitivity, similar to crocodiles.

Glassfrogs show surprising diversity of parental strategies


In many species, glassfrog mothers brood their eggs during the night the eggs are fertilized, research has found. Scientists repor that this care improves the survival of the eggs, while in almost a third of species glassfrog fathers stay on guard for much longer periods.

Mosquitoes wing it: New research shows how

Posted March 30, 2017

The unique mechanisms involved in mosquito flight have been shared for the first time in a new collaboration, which could inform future aerodynamic innovations, including tiny scale flying tech.