A fluke discovery. And we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the remarkable stuff that’s out there.
It has 1,306 legs—more than any other animal—and belongs to a new species that has been named Eumillipes persephone.
This “revolutionary animal” is not that much like the Cambrian creatures so far found but the big question is, how did life explode so quickly if it was only by chance? Why not just give up on that idea and study the creature for what it is?
Will we all meet up at the Big Bang? Don’t rule it out.
From ScienceDaily: Over 450 millipedes, fossilized in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber, were recently discovered by a research team. Using micro-CT technology, the scientists identified 13 out of the 16 main groups of modern millipedes amongst them. For half of these groups, the findings also represent the oldest known fossils. … According to the scientists, most of Read More…