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News In Brief

February 13, 2012


Underwater walking It has long been a feeling among paleontologists that the African lungfish, with its odd and lobe-shaped fins, similar to the ancestors of the first verterbrates to walk on land, might be a good model for our ealiest ancestors. Advertisements

One with nature

January 13, 2012


Some 3 billion years ago, life on Earth is presumed to have settled down to a single source from which all life presently on the planet descended. This last universal common ancestor (known as LUCA for short) is not presumed to be the first that arose on Earth, but the last one from which every […]