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Why Is There A "Lost Continent" Underneath Mauritius
Yes, the term "lost continent" brings up visions of a lost world full of fantastic creatures that once existed deep in the earth's past. Or, of a civilization that once was, but was swallowe...
Book- The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
Currently reading- The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroi, Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial College, London. "His ideas flow like a subt...
Book: Indica- A Deep Natural History Of The Indian Subcontinent
I am not doing a general book review of Pranay Lal's book Indica: A Deep Natural History Of The Indian Subcontinent. For that, I recommend this fine literate piece by Pratik Kanjilal publish...
Trilobite Reproductive Biology: Insights From Pyritized Fossil Eggs
The delicacy of mineral replacement and the serendipity of finding something so small and fragile. This is spectacular. Pyritized in situ trilobite eggs from the Ordovician of New York (Lorr...
Photomicrograph: Authigenic Feldspars From The Neoproterozoic - South India
Feldspars (plagioclase and alkali feldspars) are the most common minerals in the earth's crust. The vast bulk of them crystallize out of magma and lava. Feldspar also forms during metamorphi...
3.66 Million Year Old Hominin Footprints From Laetoli Tanzania
I read this with a sense of wonderment:New footprints from Laetoli (Tanzania) provide evidence for marked body size variation in early hominins (Open Access) - Fidelis T Masao, Elgidius B Ic...
The Shared Fossil Heritage Of Gondwanaland
Lovely infographic:"As noted by Snider-Pellegrini and Wegener, the locations of certain fossil plants and animals on present-day, widely separated continents would form definite patterns (sh...
Wormworld: Biological Transitions At The Precambrian-Cambrian Boundary
The earliest animals were worms and they had a profound impact on marine ecosystems. The many theories and some new understanding on the always fascinating topic of early animal evolution ha...
Human Evolution: The Paleolithic In The Indian Subcontinent
Came across this article by anthropologist Sheila Mishra on the Paleolithic of the Indian subcontinent and its significance in understanding human evolution.The Indian Subcontinent is one of...
Jesus n Mo: Those Furry Eskimos
They nail it every time!Absence of furry "eskimos" is an actual argument touted against evolution! :)
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