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Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them?

DNA analysis of the preserved birds found in many catacombs undercuts the explanation that there were large-scale ibis breeding farms.

From the NYTimes News-2019-11-16:8:5:1


How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues

Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.

From the NYTimes News-2019-11-14:14:6:1


Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

From the BBC News-2019-11-13:14:6:1


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Journal of Evolutionary Biology has a call for papers on assortative mating for labile traits in the wild (N.Dingemanse & B.Class) (Nov 18).

The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams from Cambridge University Press (Nov 17).

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour, Second Edition: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops by Keiron Pim from Experiment (Nov 11).

Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future by Robert DeSalle, Michael Yudell from Wiley-Blackwell (Nov 2).

Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804-1834 by Bill Jenkins from Edinburgh University Press (Oct 19).


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