Pioneering bright light research reveals bone density of sea cows for the first time

Famed for their gentle, slow-moving nature, sea cows (manatees and dugongs) are aquatic mammals closely related to the elephant. Now, their bone chemistry can be revealed for the very first time, after researchers from The University of Manchester, Diamond Light Source and College of Charleston utilised synchrotron-generated x-rays – which produce some of the brightest light in the universe – on 19 million-year-old fossil bones. —> Read More