World’s smallest Tylosaurus fossil sheds new light on how the ancient marine predator developed its fearsome snout and teeth as it matured.

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2018

An 85-million-year-old fossil of a baby “sea monster” unearthed from a chalk formation in Kansas gives scientists a clearer idea of how ancient marine reptiles developed from infancy to adulthood.

The fossil of a newborn Tylosaurus—a predator related to the mosasaur made famous in the Jurassic World movies—is the smallest specimen of the creature ever discovered, according to paleontologists Takuya Konishi and Paulina Jiménez-Huidobro, who conducted the research during their PhD studies in the University of Alberta’s Department of Biological Sciences under the supervision of Michael Caldwell.

 

The Tylosaurus specimen died shortly after it was born, making the fossil extremely difficult to identify because it had not yet developed the characteristic snout and teeth of adult tylosaurs. As adults, the predatory reptiles could gr...

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October
2018

New student-designed ashtrays aim to keep butts and roaches off city streets

Improved canisters at designated smoking areas in Edmonton started off as a class project for three U of A design students.

New and improved ashtrays aimed at keeping some of Edmonton’s busiest streets free of cigarette
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October
2018

Exercising during pregnancy cuts odds of complications by a quarter

Updated Canadian guidelines for physical activity during pregnancy call for pregnant women without medical restrictions to get 150 minutes of exercise per week.

Women who exercise throughout pregnancy can cut the odds of developing a major complication by at
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October
2018

How long does cannabis impairment last? Researchers are starting to find out

New science confirms memory work such as writing exams may be ill-advised after using the drug the night before.

If rules about cannabis consumption for Canadian police are any measure, we know precious little
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October
2018

How to reduce the risks if you choose to use cannabis

It’s now legal in Canada, but cannabis is still a potent drug that needs to be taken seriously and used with caution, say U of A experts.

Cannabis is now legal, but it still needs to be used with caution, University of Alberta health