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'Bizarre' Jurassic dinosaur discovered in remarkable new find. Fossil hunters in Chile have unearthed the remains of a bizarre Jurassic dinosaur that combined a curious mixture of features from different prehistoric animals.

'Bizarre' Jurassic dinosaur discovered in remarkable new find

The evolutionary muddle of a beast grew to the size of a small horse and was the most abundant animal to be found 145 million years ago, in what is now the Aysén region of Patagonia. The discovery ranks as one of the most remarkable dinosaur finds of the past 20 years, and promises to cause plenty of headaches for paleontologists hoping to place the animal in the dinosaur family tree. “I don’t know how the evolution of dinosaurs produced this kind of animal, what kind of ecological pressures must have been at work,” said Fernando Novas at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires. “What’s surprising is that in this locality the most bizarre dinosaur is not the exception, but the rule. It is the most abundant animal we find,” he added.

Other anatomical peculiarities have surprised paleontologists. Thousands witness partial lunar eclipse in Tamil Nadu. Thousands of people witnessed a partial lunar eclipse in a coppery red hue from the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre.

Thousands witness partial lunar eclipse in Tamil Nadu

Thousands of people witnessed a partial lunar eclipse in a coppery red hue from the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre. People thronged the centre, a State-run institution, which had arranged four telescopes for people to view the event, though it was a "total lunar eclipse" in some other parts of the country, the first in 2015. "The eclipse was in coppery red colour and the partial eclipse ended by 7.15 PM," said Executive Director of TNSTC, Dr P Iyyamperumal. The lunar eclipse started at 3.45 PM and was total at 5.21 PM, lasting for 12 minutes and thereafter the partial eclipse lasted till 7.15 PM, he added.

Besides TNSTC, people thronged the Marina and Elliots beaches to view the eclipse. Astronomers witness formation of massive star over 18 years. Astronomers observed formation of a massive star, called W75N(B)-VLA 2, over the period of 18 years.

Astronomers witness formation of massive star over 18 years

Representational Image Pair of images of a young star, made 18 years apart, has revealed a dramatic difference that is providing astronomers with a unique, "real-time' look at how massive stars develop in the earliest stages of their formation. The astronomers used the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to study a massive young star, which was some 4200 light-years from Earth. They compared an image made in 2014 with an earlier VLA image from 1996. The scientists believed that the young star was forming in a dense, gaseous environment, and was surrounded by a doughnut-shaped, dusty torus. The star had episodes in which it ejected a hot, ionised wind for several years. W75N(B)-VLA 2 was estimated to be about 8 times more massive than the Sun. Solar system. Light skin in Europeans stems from ONE 10,000-year-old ancestor who lived between India and the Middle East, claims study.

Study focused on DNA differences across globe with the A111T mutationThose who had mutation also shared traces of an ancestral genetic codeThis indicates that all instances of mutation originate from same personThe mutated segment of DNA was itself created from a combination of two other mutations commonly found in East Asians By Ellie Zolfagharifard Published: 17:36 GMT, 7 January 2014 | Updated: 17:39 GMT, 7 January 2014 Light skin in Europeans stems from a gene mutation from a single person who lived 10,000 years ago.

Light skin in Europeans stems from ONE 10,000-year-old ancestor who lived between India and the Middle East, claims study

This is according to a new U.S. study that claims the colour is due to an ancient ancestor who lived somewhere between the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Scientists made the discovery after identifying a key gene that contributes to lighter skin colour in Europeans. Light skin in Europeans stems from a gene mutation from a single person who lived 10,000 years ago, according to research at Penn State University. Human Cells have Electric Fields as Powerful as Lighting Bolts -A Galaxy Insight. Using newly developed voltage-sensitive nanoparticles, researchers have found that the previously unknown electric fields inside of cells are as strong, or stronger, as those produced in lightning bolts.

Human Cells have Electric Fields as Powerful as Lighting Bolts -A Galaxy Insight

Previously, it has only been possible to measure electric fields across cell membranes, not within the main bulk of cells, so scientists didn't even know cells had an internal electric field. This discovery is a surprising twist for cell researchers. Scientists don't know what causes these incredibly strong fields or why they' are there. But now using new nanotools, such as voltage-sensitive dyes, they can start to measure them at least. Researchers believe they may be able to learn more about disease states, such as cancer, by studying these minute, but powerful electric fields. University of Michigan researchers led by chemistry professor Raoul Kopelman encapsulated voltage-sensitive dyes in polymer spheres just 30 nanometers in diameter. Posted by Rebecca Sato Related Galaxy posts: Strange-clouds.jpg (500×231)

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