Compiled DStretch images that show the rock art drawings in their entirety. From left to right, notice the two quadrupeds, the tall person, the supplicating person and the snakelike figure. The style of these images matches other Fremont culture rock-art paintings in the region.
Credit: Jean-Loïc Le Quellec, Paul Bahn and Marvin Rowe, "The death of a pterodactyl," Antiquity, Volume 89, p 872-884, 2015, Copyright Antiquity Publications Ltd., published by Cambridge University Press, reproduced with permission
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.
Daredevil spider found: One spider in the rainforest glides from treetops down the the treetrucks with ease... not in the guise of being a daredevil but in order to be efficient in its movements.
[Full Story: 'Base Jumping' Spider Soars from Rainforest Treetops]
The case of the winged monster: A rock painting discovered in 1928, which has been hotly debated ever since, has now been deciphered. Using cutting-edge technology researchers proved rather than one large image, the rock art is a collection of several drawings.
[Full Story: 'Winged Monster' Rock Art Finally Deciphered]
Evidence of a Neolithic massacre: During a road construction project in Germany, a rectangular grave containing nearly 30 sets of remains was uncovered. The grave is likely evidence of a 7,000-year-old massacre.
A drug that makes you smarter: A new drug is being touted to improve intelligence. The drug was originally designed to aid people with sleep disorders but is being used off label by students before tests.
[Full Story: 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Actually Works, Study Shows]
The vomit machine … A recently released study reveals that aerosolized bits of vomit can transmit diseases.
[Full Story: Vomit Machine Proves Viruses Can Go Flying]
Eyeball snack: Seagulls on the coast of Namibia have developed a gruesome habit in order to survice: pecking out the eyes of baby seals in order to keep them from escaping.
[Full Story: Gruesome Meal: Seagulls Snack on Baby Seals' Eyeballs]
Doctors behaving badly: Two appalling incidents have come to light highlighting the bad behavior of doctors toward patients while under anesthesia. Editors of the Annals of Internal Medicine say by bringing the situations to light medical professionals young and old will ideally be held to a higher standard.
[Full Story: Medicine's Dark Side: Docs' Bad Behavior Exposed]
How loyal is your dog? New research indicates dogs are aware of relationships between people: Dogs have been seen to avoid people who've snubbed their owners.
California sinking: Due to ground water pumping to deal with drought conditions, California is sinking, some parts at nearly 2 inches per month.
Confederate warship find: The armored remains of a battleship from the Civil War — the CSS Georgia — were pulled from the Georgia river after being submerged for over a century.