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Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
Description
Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham's innovative new Biohub officially opens

Birmingham's innovative new Biohub officially opens
Description
The doors to The BioHub Birmingham officially opened on Tuesday 24th March to unveil the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai
Description
Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
25/03/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

Description
A new study from the University of Birmingham and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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