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3D-printed mammal teeth

UMass Amherst/Andrew Conith

A team of scientists have proved the ability for teeth to damage prey is the most significant factor in the evolution of their shaping, using 3D-printed replicas of 200-million-year-old mammal teeth. Polymers that mimic insect prey were also used. more

14 Nov 2016 15:11 News

Three overlapping fossils

The Smithsonian Institute

Only 1% of the 137 million objects in The Smithsonian Institute's collection is viewable by the public — but a new digitisation programme could put and end to that, as Dan O'Connor investigates. more

18 Jul 2014 12:01 Daniel O'Connor's Blog