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What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

It is not about the chicken and egg dilemma but a much older mystery. Which came first, soft shell dinosaur eggs or hard shell eggs? A team of Argentine and US paleontologists says they have an answer. "By describing the clutches belonging to the species Protoceratops from Mongolia and Mussaurus from Argentina, we show that these two dinosaurs laid eggs with a soft, membranous shell," says paleontologist Matteo Fabbri of the Yale University and co-author of a paper published today in the journal Nature.

Brooklyn Dodgers win their first World Series

Brooklyn Dodgers win their first World Series

On October 4, 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series at last, beating the New York Yankees 2-0. They’d lost the championship seven times already, and they’d lost five times just to the Yanks—in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953. But in 1955, thanks to nine brilliant innings in the seventh game from 23-year-old lefty pitcher Johnny Podres, they finally managed to beat the Bombers for the first (and last) time.

Who is Ilmatar in the mythology of Finland?

Who is Ilmatar in the mythology of Finland?

Ilmatar is one of the best known deities in Finnish mythology for her great participation in the Kalevala, being the creator of the world in the Finnish creation myth and, in addition, the mother of Väinämöinen.In reality, there is not a single Ilmatar, but that the Ilmataras are virgin spirits of the air that live in the sky according to the Kalevala.

Ancient Medical Knowledge Is Written in the Skin

Ancient Medical Knowledge Is Written in the Skin

According to legend, twelve thousand years ago in western China the Sons of Reflected light came down from the skies.

Demeter & Persephone

Demeter & Persephone

Terracotta group of two seated women, perhaps Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Made at Myrina, north-west Asia-Minor, circa 180 BCE. Said to be from Asia-Minor. (The British Museum, London)

31 January 1943

31 January 1943

31 January 1943