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Scientists count huge melts in many protective Antarctic ice shelves. Trillions of tons of ice lost.

This article has been reviewed according to Science X’s editorial process and policies. Editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring the content’s credibility: fact-checked peer-reviewed publication reputable news agency proofread Ok! This Nov. 10, 2016 photo released by NASA, shows a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf. Dozens of Antarctica’s ice shelves, …


How Fish Evolved Their Protective Bony Scales

Dorsal scutes of sterlet sturgeon. A recent study discovered that a specific type of stem cell, the trunk neural crest cell, is responsible for the development of bony protective scales (scutes) in fish. This breakthrough reveals how our soft-bodied evolutionary ancestors developed protective armor, paving the way for the evolution of a multitude of vertebrate …