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American Museum of Natural History: Whale and hippo skin adaptations evolved independently

Researcher: "Our latest findings contradict the current dogma in the field—that relatives of the amphibious hippo might have been part of the transition as mammals re-entered life in the water." Read More ›

New hopes raised for recovering skin, eggshell samples from fossils

A real advantage is that promising “biomarkers” may be found in fossils that are too fragmentary to make it into the display collection. If so, expect to hear expressions like “unexpected,” “remarkable,” “earlier than thought” and “more complex than expected” quite frequently. Read More ›