Archive for March, 2008

Siberian, Native American Languages Linked – A First

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 26, 2008   View Article

A fast-dying language in remote central Siberia shares a mother tongue with dozens of Native American languages spoken thousands of miles away, new research confirms.

Ancient Flying Reptiles Likely Had Sex As Youths

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 12, 2008   View Article

Pterosaurs, like their dinosaur relatives, didn’t wait until they were fully grown to have sex, a new study suggests.

The world’s 7 deadliest dinosaurs

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: March 10, 2008   View Article

Learn about the seven deadliest dinosaurs in the world, from the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex to the plant ripper Gryposaurus monumentensi.

Ancient Bones of Small Humans Discovered in Palau

Publication: National Geographic Magazine   Date: March 10, 2008   View Article

Thousands of human bones belonging to numerous individuals have been discovered in the Pacific island nation of Palau.

Some of the bones are ancient and indicate inhabitants of particularly small size, scientists announced today.

Sea Levels to Plunge Long Term, Study of Dino-Era Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 6, 2008   View Article

About 80 million years ago—a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth—global sea levels were roughly 560 feet (170 meters) higher than they are today, according to a new study.

“Hobbit” Humans Were Diseased Cretins, Study Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 6, 2008   View Article

The fossils of hobbit-like humans discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 may have been severely malnourished modern humans, a controversial new study suggests.

The hypothesis is the latest in a string of diseases proposed to explain the small-bodied fossils.

How to get ready for the switch to digital TV

Publication: MSN Tech & Gadgets   Date: March 5, 2008   View Article

On Feb. 17, 2009, millions of Americans may turn on their TVs and get nothing but white noise. Don’t be one of them. It’s easy to get ready now for the switch to digital television. Here’s what you need to know.

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