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Fossils Rewrite History of Sex

Evidence of bony organs in ancient fish suggests that they copulated, although many of their descendants stopped doing so

October 20, 2014 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine
Return to the Antikythera Shipwreck: The Exosuit’s First Mission

Submarine Exosuit Makes Its First Manned Ocean Dive

Editor's Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C...

October 8, 2014 — Philip J. Hilts
Marine Archaeology Goes High-Tech

Marine Archaeology Goes High-Tech

Editor's Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working and diving with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C...

September 29, 2014 — Philip J. Hilts

Fire Cooked Up Early Human Culture

An anthropologist studying current hunter–gatherers finds that nighttime around the fire is when conversation turns from business to bonding. Cynthia Graber reports

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September 24, 2014 — Cynthia Graber

Pterosaur Discoveries Flourish in 2014

I'm still not sure whether I blog about Mesozoic archosaurs - specifically dinosaurs and pterosaurs - too often, or too infrequently. As I always say, the problem as I see it is that dinosaurs and pterosaurs have so much presence in the blogosphere that writing about them always feels like jumping on a bandwagon...

September 24, 2014 — Darren Naish

Dino Devastator Also Ravaged Veggies

After the Chicxulub meteorite, more than half the plant species in temperate North America perished along with the dinosaurs, and the composition of post-impact vegetation changed markedly...

September 19, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Is Cryptozoology Good or Bad for Science?

I'm an unashamed fan of cryptozoology - this being (for the two of you that don't know) the field of study that revolves around those creatures thought to exist by some, but which remain unrecognised by mainstream science in general...

September 17, 2014 — Darren Naish

Love among the Primates

Promiscuity, polygamy, monogamy—over the course of millions of years, humans and their primate relatives have tried nearly every possible mating arrangement

September 5, 2014
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