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'Amazing Dragon' Discovery in China Reshapes History of Dinosaurs' Evolution - New York Times


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A farmer in China stumbled upon some fossils more than a decade ago, which led to an excavation, which led to a realization: It's time to rethink the evolutionary history of some of the biggest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth. In a study published ...
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10 New Character Additions That Hurt Grey's Anatomy (And 10 That Saved It) - Screen Rant


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As season 15 of Grey's Anatomy premieres in 2018, the show is on track to become television's longest-running medical drama in history, equaling the number of seasons that ER had. Throughout so many years, Grey's has introduced some of the most ...

Hidden gem: Exploring an unspoiled natural retreat - The Daily Progress


The Daily Progress
Fortune's Cove lies along the Piedmont and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia and hosts “a unique collection of fauna from both areas,” according to the Nature Conservancy website. The combination of plant species within the preserve is “extremely rare ...

Natural History Collections: Echinodermata

Edinburgh - United Kingdom

A marine phylum of 6000 species, this is the only group of animals to exhibit radial symmetry as adults. The name Echinodermata, i.e. animals with spiny skin, derives from the spines and tubercles, which project from calcareous ossicles embedded in the skin. The ossicles form a characteristic internal skeleton. Their spines and toxic substances in their body walls are used to deter their many predators.

The phylum comprises four very distinct classes of organisms: starfishes, basket stars and brittle stars; sea urchins; sea cucumbers; sea lilies and feather stars. Although very diverse in body form, all echinoderms possess the typical pentaradial symmetry of the phylum and their limbs and organs generally exist in multiples of five. As adults, echinoderms usually lack an anterior head region.

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