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Evolution and Extinction of the African Carcharodontosauridae
“Shark Toothed Lizard” – The Rise and Fall of Carcharodontosaurus The Carcharodontosaurus genus currently consists of two species, the first of which Carcharodontosaurus saharicus  (originally called Megalosaurus saharicus), is k X



North Atlantic right whale's prospects tied to climate
A pleasant scientific surprise: The North Atlantic right whale population – once projected for extinction – exhibited an unexpected increase in calf production and population size during the past decade. X



When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?
A South Carolina mother was jailed on charges of child neglect because her 9-year-old daughter was found playing at a park by herself. Should she have been punished? A panel of parents weigh in. X



The Racialicious Preview for San Diego Comic-Con, Part I: Thursday & Friday
It’s that time of year again! Arturo and I are headed out to Nerd Summer Camp –also known as San Diego Comic Con– on behalf of the R. From July 24-27 we’ll be live-tweeting panels, writing recaps, interviewing creators, and X



How Stress Creates Landforms Like the Delicate Arch
Many of us can think back on beachside memories of playing architect and trying to build the perfect sand castle only to watch that sand fall to the shore, knocked down by wind and water. But civilians and scientists alike have looked at natural land X



An Elephant's Sense of Smell May Be Better Than Yours
Next time you’re deciding whether to throw out some questionable produce, you might want to turn to an elephant. That’s because the lumbering pachyderms turn out to have more genes coding for olfactory receptors (which detect smells) than any oth X



Researchers answer 'provocative question' on breast cancer
Researchers at Cornell and Weill Cornell Medical College have received a $1.34 million grant to study whether obesity changes breast tissue in a manner similar to tumors, thereby permitting the disease to develop. X



Finding the 'heart' of an obstacle to superconductivity
Scientists have found a link between "broken symmetry"in high temperature superconductors and "density waves" that seem to keep superconductivity from happening at still higher temperatures. X



Thoughts on Working from the Drugstore
The drugstore in my neighborhood has a deliberate policy of wasting every customer’s time. If you arrive to pick up a prescription, you’ll wait a minimum of 20 minutes, guaranteed. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting a refill. It X



What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This
This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet. X





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