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Rodent size linked to human population and climate change
You probably hadn't noticed -- but the head shape and overall size of rodents has been changing over the past century. A University of Illinois at Chicago ecologist has tied these changes to human population density and climate change. View News Article (2009-07-31)

Eye size determined by maximum running speed in mammals
Maximum running speed is the most important variable influencing mammalian eye size other than body size, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.  View News Article (2012-05-03)

Researchers discover 3 extinct squirrel-like species
Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree. View News Article (2014-09-11)

Chinese and American paleontologists discover a new Mesozoic mammal
An international team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of mammal that lived 123 million years ago in what is now the Liaoning Province in northeastern China. View News Article (2009-10-09)

SU biologist develops method for monitoring shipping noise in dolphin habitat
A biologist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences has developed a system of techniques for tracking ships and monitoring underwater noise levels in a protected marine mammal habitat. View News Article (2013-12-03)

No need to thank dinosaur-killing asteroid for mammalian success
It is a natural history tale that every third grader knows: The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, until an asteroid struck the Yucatan Peninsula and triggered a mass extinction that allowed the ancestors of today's mammals to thrive. View News Article (2007-03-29)

Viral 'fossils' study on birds finds fewer infections than in mammals
In a contribution to an extraordinary international scientific collaboration the University of Sydney found that genomic 'fossils' of past viral infections are up to thirteen times less common in birds than mammals.  View News Article (2014-12-12)

Major international study challenges notions of how genes are controlled in mammals
Scientists at the Omics Science Center (OSC) of the RIKEN Yokohama Institute in Japan -- along with researchers from McGill University and other institutions worldwide -- are challenging current notions of how genes are controlled in mammals. View News Article (2009-04-22)

Australian first: Kangaroo genome mapped
Australian researchers will today launch the world first detailed map of the kangaroo genome, completing the first phase of the kangaroo genomics project. View News Article (2008-11-18)

Dinosaur-Chewing Mammals Leave Behind Oldest Known Tooth Marks
Paleontologists have discovered the oldest mammalian tooth marks yet on the bones of ancient animals, including several large dinosaurs. They report their findings in a paper published online June 16 in the journal Paleontology. View News Article (2010-06-17)

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