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New insights into the family tree of modern turtles

The newly-described fossil species, Xiaochelys ningchengensis, from northeastern China’s Jehol Biota; right: an illustration of the skeleton incorporating positive and negative impressions preserved in the layers of stone. Images: Chang-Fu Zhou

Tübingen researcher investigates Jehol fossils from China, seeking the ancestors of living turtles


Paleolithic elephant butchering site found in Greece

Excavation with some of the elephant bones exposed. Visible in the background - the elephant skull, treated with plaster to preserve it. Photo: Greek Ministry of Culture

Paleoanthropologists excavate prehistoric bones cut by stone tools


Neurons in crows’ brains signal which pictures belong together

Image: Lena Veit

During learning, cells in the crow brain acquire discharge patterns that associate pictures with their meaning


The hottest white dwarf in the Galaxy

Astronomers in Tübingen and Potsdam identify dying star, intergalactic gas entering Milky Way


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