U Buffalo: “Researchers analyzed the dog’s mitochondrial genome, and concluded that the animal belonged to a lineage of dogs whose evolutionary history diverged from that of Siberian dogs as early as 16,700 years ago.”
A new theory about how ancient life forms crossed the sea on rafts
Driftwood rafts can apparently last as long as 20 years.
Huge floating logs transported Jurassic life forms around the world?
Think of it as Noah’s bark. It might explain some things. Let’s see what holes it plugs.
Biogeography: “Gaping hole” in hummingbird evolution
From Jillian Mock at Audubon: Hummingbirds come in a jewel-like assortment of colors and are so dexterous, they can hover still for seconds and fly backward. They also have one of the most diverse avian families in the world, boasting about 350 known species across North and South America. Sunbirds, the prime nectar-feeding birds of Read More…