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Laura Geggel
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Congrats, Washington. You're finally part of the dinosaur fossil club!
A fragmented femur bone hidden underwater for millions of years has become the first evidence that a dinosaur once roamed Washington, a new study finds.
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"I was totally shocked" to see the two sets of legs, Van Roy told Live Science. "For a week on end, I actually went back to the specimen every day just to look at it again, to make sure that I wasn't seeing things." 
A 480-million-year-old fossil is giving paleontologists new insights into a sea monsterlike creature called an anomalocaridid, which is an ancestor of modern-day arthropods such as lobsters and scorpions, a new study finds.
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Map of Endangered Shark's Wanderings Could Aid Conservation 
http://www.livescience.com/48912-hammerhead-shark-migration.html 
A young hammerhead's 10.5-month journey through the Gulf of California reveals that the endangered shark often swam outside of protected areas, according to a new research that suggests key areas where protection could help the species survive.
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Mysterious Fungal Disease Proves Deadly in Wild Snakes 
http://www.livescience.com/48723-snake-fungal-disease-update.html
The female mud snake found May 28 in Georgia had cloudy eyes and patches of white, thickened scales. A strange, dark-gray material covered the inside of her mouth, and the skin on the front of her face had peeled away, leaving behind an angry red mess.
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350-Year-Old High Heels, Tea and Goblets Uncovered at Irish Castle 
http://www.livescience.com/48688-rathfarnham-castle-artifacts.html
During a survey of an Irish castle, archaeologist Antoine Giacometti stuck his hand into a wet washing pit beneath the floor. He didn't expect to find anything in the pit, much less a golden piece of jewelry dating back to the late 1600s.
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Footprints of Cretaceous Beasts Discovered at Diamond Mine http://www.livescience.com/48612-cretaceous-mammal-dinosaur-tracks.html
A large dinosaur, raccoon-size mammal and crocodile-like creature all walked toward a freshwater lake during the Early Cretaceous 118 million years ago, leaving their footprints behind in a sedimentary band of earth.
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Scary Inhaler Accident: What a Woman Learned from It
A woman in Australia had an unexpected medical emergency on New Year's Eve after she accidentally inhaled one of her earrings, according to a new case report.
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Close Call! Accidental Pufferfish Diners All Recover http://www.livescience.com/49181-pufferfish-poison-recovery.html 
The 11 Brazilians who mistakenly ate a poisonous pufferfish fillet have recovered and left the hospital, even two who had severe symptoms, including cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.
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'Forgotten' Brain Region Rediscovered a Century Later 
http://www.livescience.com/48784-brain-pathway-rediscovered.html
A major pathway of the human brain involved in visual perception, attention and movement, and overlooked by many researchers for more than a century, is finally getting its moment in the sun.
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Ice Age Death Rituals Revealed at Infant Burial Site 
http://www.livescience.com/48701-ice-age-burials.html
The fragile skeletons of two infants, discovered beneath the cremated remains of a 3-year-old child, may help researchers understand death rituals practiced during the last ice age in North America, a new study finds.
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47-Million-Year-Old Pregnant Mare Sheds Light on Ancient Horses 
http://www.livescience.com/48678-fossil-horse-foal-fetus.html
The fossilized remains of a mare and her tiny, unborn foal tell researchers that reproduction in ancient horses wasn't too different from that of modern horses, new research finds.
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Giant Sphinx from 'Ten Commandments' Film Unearthed 91 Years Later http://www.livescience.com/48321-ten-commandments-sphinx-unearthed.html 
Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground.
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    English Literature, 2003
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