Dinosaur Skin

Dino Skin Found – No Feathers

Dino skin found, but no feathers, according to University of New England News 10 September 2021, also reported in Science Alert and SciTech Daily 13 September 2021, and Cretaceous Research, published online 13 August 2021 doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104994. Palaeontologists Phil Bell of University of New England (UNE) Australia, and Christophe Hendrickx of Unidad Ejecutora Lillo in San […]

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Puffins

Cool Beaks For Puffins

Cool beaks for puffins described in articles in Inside JEB 8 November 2019, PhysOrg 27 November 2019 and Journal of Experimental Biology 8 November 2019 doi: 10.1242/jeb.212563.  Birds generate a lot of heat during flying and have to be able to dissipate some of this or they will overheat their bodies.  As they are covered […]

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Rattlesnake

Cool Snakes Confuse Scientists

Cool snakes confuse scientists, according to an article in Journal of Experimental Biology 5 September 2018 doi:10.1242/jeb.182121. Scientists from San Diego University and University of California, Davis have carried out a study of how rattlesnakes respond to warm objects in the environment.  Rattlesnakes are a kind of pit viper – snakes that have heat sensing […]

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Pythons Die in Cold Florida

Pythons die in cold Florida, according to BBC Earth News 5 July 2010. Burmese pythons that had invaded Florida may have been stopped in their tracks because many died during the unusually cold period of January 2010. The snakes can grow up to 3 metres (10ft) long and were becoming a pest as they moved […]

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