Conor McKeever


Sep 2016

Arthropod ancestor had the mouth of a penis worm

New research reveals a 515-million-year-old mouth with rings of sharp teeth belonged to an ancient arthropod, giving clues to the ancestral origins of this feature.

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Turtles can tolerate warmer temperatures, given time

New research shows turtles can tolerate warmer conditions – but their ability to cope with climate change will likely depend on how quickly temperatures rise.

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Caribbean bones reveal the origin of the ‘island murderer’

From skeletal remains found among centuries-old owl pellets, Museum scientists have recovered the first DNA sample of the extinct Caribbean mammal genus Nesophontes.

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Museum scans reveal new clues to life and death in Roman London

An innovative method of scanning bones is improving our understanding of child mortality in Roman Britain.

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