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Peter Marler : Prominent Animal Behaviorist Dies

Peter Marler : Prominent Animal Behaviorist Dies

Dr. Peter Marler, a distinguished UC Davis animal behaviorist whose pioneering research into the trills and whistles of birds influenced modern scientific understanding of learning and communication skills in animals, has died at 86. The cause was pneumonia, said his wife, Judith. He died July 5 while his family was evacuated from his Winters home because of the nearby Monticello ... Read More »

Researchers say Asteroid hit, bad luck caused extinction of Dinosaurs from Earth

Researchers say Asteroid hit, bad luck caused extinction of Dinosaurs from Earth

A new study suggests dinosaurs were at their most vulnerable stage before the fatal asteroid impact struck earth roughly 66 million years ago. An international team of paleontologists led by the University of Edinburgh studied an updated catalogue of dinosaur fossils, mostly from North America, to create a picture of how dinosaurs changed over the few million years before the ... Read More »