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Duck-Billed Dinosaur Had “Bizarre” Rooster’s Comb, Mummy Find Reveals

Edmontosaurus crest

Thanks to an ancient mummy, scientists now know that the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosaurus regalis sported a snazzy ornament atop its head akin to a rooster’s red crest. This fleshy comb is the first soft-tissue display structure ever discovered in a dinosaur. The exact function of the dinosaur’s pliable crest is uncertain. But in their paper [...]

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Iceman’s Genome Furnishes Clues to His Ailments and Ancestry

Ötzi the Iceman

Ever since two hikers happened upon the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman on a high mountain pass in the Ötzal Alps in 1991, scientists have been working to figure out who he was and where he came from. Previous research indicated that Ötzi spent his life within a 60-kilometer radius of where the hikers [...]

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