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“Extraordinary.” “Stellar.” “Truly awesome.” “A world-class find.” That’s how palaeontologists are reacting to the discovery of several hundred ridiculously well-preserved pterosaur eggs in China, some of them still containing the remains of embryos.   “My first thought was extreme jealousy,” said David Unwin, a pterosaur expert and palaeobiologist at the University of Leicester. “Really.” To
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Wasps build their homes out of chewed-up vegetable fibre, painstakingly glued together until it resembles a papery stack of recycled carton. You’d think there’s only so much fibre they can chew and stitch together with their tiny mouthparts. Wrong. According to a video recently uploaded by a brave exterminator in Louisiana, wasp-cities can grow to
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One of the largest and most terrifying predators to ever hunt upon the planet’s surface had funny-looking, pipsqueak arms. There, we said it. But just because Tyrannosaurus rex‘s tiny and seemingly disproportionate mini-arms were kind of ridiculous doesn’t mean they weren’t functional killing machines in their own right, new research suggests.   According to palaeontologist
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Earthquake rumbles under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland could be signs of an impending eruption by the country’s biggest volcano. Bárðarbunga, which stands 2,009 metres (6,591 ft) above sea level, is one of a number of volcanoes that geologists are carefully monitoring after a spate of recent earthquake activity – indicating that the pressure in