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Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

From the BBC News-2017-12-13:20:6:1

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

From the BBC News-2017-12-13:14:6:1

Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13.

A man walking his dog on Vancouver Island found a leg with a foot in a black sneaker on a beach. The authorities are trying to get a DNA sample from it.

From the NYTimes News-2017-12-12:14:6:3

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Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins from Penguin Random House (Dec 8).

Evolution What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters (2nd Ed). By D.R. Prothero and C. Buell from Columbia Univ Press (Dec 6).

Understanding Human Evolution By Jeffrey K. McKee from Routledge Press (Nov 28).

Beyond Sex Differences: Genes, Brains and Matrilineal Evolution. By Eric B. Keverne from Cambridge Univ Press (Nov 20).

No Need for Geniuses: Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine. By Steve Jones from Abacus Press (Nov 16).

Frontiers in Genetics is inviting submissions for an issue on 'Genomic Footprints of Meitoic Recombination'. (Nov 10).

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