“One of the many bees in my bonnet is…that I like what I understand to be the attitude of the folk of the Neolithic, and often say it’s been downhill all the way since”
Something changed over the course of human evolution that reduced the amount of water our body uses each day to stay healthy.
“The first makers of sophisticated stone tools must have been able to grip between fingers and thumb to manipulate the materials from which they were made”
Fieldworkers and volunteer citizen scientists have collected around 50,000 observations from more than 2,500 individuals, providing precious information on survival and location of individual shags.
“These animals were the apex predators of their day and are characterized by their sabre-like canine that could extend up to 13 cm long,” Megan Whitney
The crow-sized bird would have sliced its way through the air wielding a large, blade-like beak .
“I was reading this article, which I found to be of great interest, and thought that maybe Neil Shubin’s information about viruses”
“The older a fossil, no matter how well preserved it is, the less chance it has to contain enough undegraded DNA for it to be extracted and sequenced using the most advanced techniques.”
“This is one of the great mysteries of palaeontology.”
“The ancient aquatic crocs developed unusual inner ears after modifying their skeletons to become better swimmers.”