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Thomas G. Kaye
AmeriCorps VISTA
PhysicsAstronomyPaleontologyAstrophysicsBiology
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#1Arindam Roy (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 1
#2Michael Pittman (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 11
Last. Xing Xu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 44
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#1Evan T. Saitta (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 5
#2Renxing Liang (Princeton University)H-Index: 1
Last. Tullis C. Onstott (Princeton University)H-Index: 51
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The chances of establishing a real-world Jurassic Park are slim. During the fossilization process, biological tissues degrade over millions of years, with some types of molecules breaking down faster than others. However, traces of biological material have been found inside some fossils. While some researchers believe these could be the remains of ancient proteins, blood vessels, and cells, traditionally thought to be among the least stable components of bone, others think that they have more re...
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#1Evan T. Saitta (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 5
#2Renxing Liang (Princeton University)H-Index: 1
Last. Tullis C. Onstott (Princeton University)H-Index: 51
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#1Thomas G. Kaye (AmeriCorps VISTA)H-Index: 10
#2Michael Pittman (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 11
Last. Angela D. Buscalioni (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 26
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Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence (LSF) is used to identify fully fledged feathering in the hatchling enantiornithine bird specimen MPCM-LH-26189, supporting precocial nesting behavior in this extinct group. The LSF results include the detection of a long pennaceous wing feather as well as cover feathers around the body. The LSF technique showed improved detection limits over and above synchrotron and UV imaging which had both been performed on this specimen. The findings underscore the value of usi...
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#1T. Borkovits (MTA: Hungarian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2S. A. Rappaport (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 28
Last. Michael Endl (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 53
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Using Campaign 15 data from the K2 mission, we have discovered a triply eclipsing triple star system: EPIC 249432662. The inner eclipsing binary system has a period of 8.23 d, with shallow 3 per cent eclipses. During the entire 80-d campaign, there is also a single eclipse event of a third body in the system that reaches a depth of nearly 50 per cent and has a total duration of 1.7 d, longer than for any previously known third-body eclipse involving unevolved stars. The binary eclipses exhibit c...
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#1Thomas G. Kaye (AmeriCorps VISTA)H-Index: 10
#2Michael Pittman (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 11
Last. Xing Xu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 44
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In 1862, a fossil feather from the Solnhofen quarries was described as the holotype of the iconic Archaeopteryx lithographica. The isolated feather’s identification has been problematic, and the fossil was considered either a primary, secondary or, most recently, a primary covert. The specimen is surrounded by the ‘mystery of the missing quill’. The calamus described in the original paper is unseen today, even under x-ray fluorescence and UV imaging, challenging its original existence. We answer...
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#1Zixiao Yang (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 2
#2Baoyu Jiang (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael J. Benton (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 68
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Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to achieve true flapping flight, but in the absence of living representatives, many questions concerning their biology and lifestyle remain unresolved. Pycnofibres—the integumentary coverings of pterosaurs—are particularly enigmatic: although many reconstructions depict fur-like coverings composed of pycnofibres, their affinities and function are not fully understood. Here, we report the preservation in two anurognathid pterosaur specimens of morphologically...
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#1Evan T. Saitta (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 5
#2Thomas G. Kaye (AmeriCorps VISTA)H-Index: 10
Last. Jakob Vinther (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 28
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#1Evan T. Saitta (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 5
#2Ian Fletcher (Northumbria University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jakob Vinther (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 28
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Abstract White fibers from a Late Cretaceous dinosaur Shuvuuia deserti stained positive for β-keratin antibodies in a 1999 paper, followed by many similar immunological claims for Mesozoic protein in bones and integument. Antibodies recognize protein epitopes derived from its tertiary and quaternary structure, so such results would suggest long polypeptide preservation allowing for sequencing with palaeobiological implications. However, proteins are relatively unstable biomacromolecules that rea...
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#1Evan T. Saitta (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 5
#2Renxing Liang (Princeton University)H-Index: 1
Last. Tullis C. Onstott (Princeton University)H-Index: 51
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Fossils were long thought to lack original organic material, but the discovery of organic molecules in fossils and sub-fossils, thousands to millions of years old, has demonstrated the potential of fossil organics to provide radical new insights into the fossil record. How long different organics can persist remains unclear, however. Non-avian dinosaur bone has been hypothesised to preserve endogenous organics including collagen, osteocytes, and blood vessels, but proteins and labile lipids are ...
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