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A Plethora of Hobbit Papers – Origins

September 26, 2010 by

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Fans of Homo floresiensis will be happy this month, as the Journal of Human Evolution (JHE) has a special issue devoted to these diminutive hominins whose fossils were found on the Indonesian island of Flores. There’s also a new paper out in Significance, the Royal Statistical Society journal, in which William Jungers and Karen Baab […]

Online simulation of Evolution: Natural Selection under Environmental Pressure (PhET, UC/Boulder)

August 16, 2010 by

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Interactive simulation of how populations change under different environmental pressures. Explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies.

Ancient Crocodile Was No Bigger Than a House Cat

August 15, 2010 by

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The crocodile, known as Pakasuchus, was much smaller than today’s version. An adult was about the size of a house cat, with a head less than three inches long. Pakasuchus is one of several species of crocodiles from the time period thought to have a mammalian dental structure. The crocodiles lived in Gondwana, a landmass […]