Numlock News: July 27, 2020 • Amber, Diamond…

By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Dino DNA A paper published in Nature on March 11 describing what was then believed to be the smallest-known bird-like dinosaur ever — a specimen in amber from Myanmar with a skull less than 2 centimeters in length — has been retracted, with the authors acknowledging that the immortalized beastie was, in fact, a lizard. While that is indeed a prehistoric reptile from 100 million years ago, it’s a different group of reptiles than the flashier dinosaurs. Again, still quite cool, just not, you know, “cameo in

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