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Chameleon Bones Glow in the Dark, Even Through Skin - National Geographic


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"We could hardly believe our eyes when we illuminated the chameleons in our collection with a UV lamp," lead author David Prötzel, a doctoral student at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, says in a statement. "And almost all species showed blue ...

Ancient human sites may have distorted our understanding of the Amazon's natural ecology - Mongabay.com


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When today's scientists examine the forest's ecology, they are primarily looking within environments where ancient native peoples lived, cleared land, and cultivated crops. These relatively “young” areas of rainforest are still recovering from human ...

We Just Discovered Chameleons Have Fluorescent Bones That Glow in the Dark - Outer Places


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While most maintain that the late Jim Morrison of The Doors earned his psychedelic honorific, "The Lizard King," a new reptile might pose a significant challenge to Morrison's crown. Researchers at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich ...
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Living Skeleton: A Tour of Human Bones

Bethesda - United States

Explore the human skeleton with this online photo tour. Eight sections represent different areas of the human body, with photographs of disarticulated bones as well as X-ray images. From the National Health Museum.

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A discussion and thorough critique of claims that human bones have been found in context with Carboniferous age geological formations.

The Total Number of Bones in the Human Body
United States

Most agree that an adult, full-grown human has 206 distinct bones. However, this number may vary to a slight degree depending on individual interpretation. For example, some sources indicate that there are 208 bones if you consider the three sternum sections. The problem is that depending on how much the bones have fused together it may be difficult to actually distinguish three sternum bones. Since they are not always distinguishable in a large

United States

The National Center for Biotechnology Information helps you make use of the sequence information, if you are not sure where or how to start.

Ardi, Oldest Human Skeleton - National Geographic Interactive
United States

Ardipithecus ramidus - Explore the oldest human skeleton and learn how the discovery fits into ... Examine differences among hominin species through our skull ...

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Animation showing the skeleton with each bone identified.

Bones and Skeletal System
United States

Many people are familiar with a hambone as a cross-section of a typical bone. The center of the bone is filled with marrow, and this is surrounded by the hardened bone tissue itself. If you would examine a bit of this hard bone tissue under a microscope, it would look like the picture to the right. In bone, the extracellular matrix is composed of collagen with Ca3(PO4)2 deposited in it. Note that since vitamin C is needed for collagen synthesis,

United States

Photographs and information on these strange translucent crustaceans.

Aardvark Skeleton
South Africa

Diagram and description of the skeleton of Orycteropus afer.

BARF: Bones and Raw Food
Canada

About putting your dog on a raw food diet.

Radiographic Anatomy of the Skeleton
United States

From the University of Washington Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs.