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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