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Amargasaurus (encyclopedia entry)

Weighing 3–5 tons (6,600–11,000 lbs), Amargasaurus is considerably smaller than some of its better-known sauropod cousins, such as Apatosaurus and Brachiosaurus. Amargasaurus, however, has an important distinguishing feature that has baffled scientists since its discovery.  Amargasaurus has peculiar elongated spines that protrude from the animal’s vertebrae, which are up to 50 cm (21 inches) long […]

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Body image and the media

Written by Kylie Hughes for EBSCO Publishing.  This paper appears in the ‘Points of View’ high school program published in Australia and New Zealand. Research indicates that body image is a major concern for many Australians.  For example, the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health found that only 21.6 percent of surveyed women were happy with their […]

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