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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have mapped the genome of the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, discovering intriguing secrets behind the impressive speed and endurance these cold-blooded predators muster by ratcheting up their metabolism to mammal-like levels. FILE PHOTO: Komodo dragons walk at the Komodo National Park in Indonesia’s Komodo island October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File
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A man inspects the femur of a Sauropod after it was discovered earlier in the week during excavations at the palaeontological site of Angeac-Charente, France, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS (Reuters) – The thigh bone of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleontologists at an excavation site in southwestern France where
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A life reconstruction of the newly discovered primitive Jurassic mammal Microdocodon gracilis is shown in this undated handout image obtained by Reuters July 18, 2019. April Neander/University of Chicago/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A shrew-like primitive mammal that inhabited China 165 million years ago represents a milestone in mammalian evolution, scientists said on Thursday,
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FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas/File Photo BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country’s second
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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments could stop the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with “artificial snow”, according to a study released on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Scientists
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