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With Nature (don’t watch this if you are afraid of snakes): Is there any corner of possibility that is not occupied by some sort of life form?
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Stasis: Dinosaur-era baby snake looks just like modern ones
From George Dvorsky at Gizmodo: Scientists working in Myanmar have uncovered a nearly 100-million-year-old baby snake encased in amber. Dating back to the Late Cretaceous, it’s the oldest known baby snake in the fossil record, and the first snake known to have lived in a forested environment. … The discovery of a baby snake fossilized in amber shows that early snakes had spread beyond swamps and sea shores, finding their way into forested environments. What’s more, these ancient snakes bore a startling resemblance to those living today—a classic case of evolution not having to fix something that ain’t broke. These findings were published today in Science Advances. More. “a classic case of evolution not having to fix something that ain’t Read More ›