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The Best of 2015 // #99: The First Snake

Back in 2011 a field trip to a german museum yielded an unknown fossil. Publishing the findings in July, Paleobioloist David Martill identified the...

Best of 2016 // #86: Turning Earth To Soil

Life on Earth 440 million years ago was very different: a grey-hued landscape of rocks and sand and dust, pretty inhospitable to life as...

Best of 2016 // #87: Jewel from the Heavens

In early 2011 a mysterious find got seasoned meteorite hunter Birger Schmitz very excited.  The 3-inch object was not only a mysterious space rock,...

Best of 2017 // #89: Our Oldest Relative

Only seen through an electron microscope, Saccorhytus coronarius is a newly discovered, but oldest and most primitive deuterostome, a large branch in the animal...

Best of 2016 // #85: What Did Dinos Sound Like?

Sorry to burst the hollywood bubble:  Dinosaurs did not roar.  They simply we're made for it, anatomically speaking.  However, these great giants also didn't...

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