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spotted gar
2014-12-23 10:21:20

While the fossil record has found that wrists and fingers have an aquatic origin, previous attempts to link fingers and fins have proven unsuccessful. Now, though, a team led by University of Chicago researchers has discovered the reason why: scientists were studying the wrong fish.

Fish DNA For Fingers
2014-01-22 12:35:31

A new study found that our fish ancestors had the genetic machinery for fingers, but these structures did not develop until the evolution of limbs in amphibians.

2013-09-30 23:39:09

The new CFO tablet edition is packed with the same useful, high-quality information you’ve come to expect from us—delivered in a deeper, richer format that’s uniquely suited to the iPad.

The Land Invasion Race: The Evolution Of Fins To Limbs
2013-07-07 19:51:23

Why did animals with limbs win the race to invade land over those with fins?

2012-08-08 23:03:05

Online tech blog Rapid Tech Review is releasing a series of animated web videos that will introduce users to the website’s different features on emerging technology. Los

2012-02-28 08:00:00

Yakible Magazine and its related publications asks its readers to suspend common beliefs as it relates to the world of work, economy, politics, government and religion. Cheyenne,

African Lungfish Research Hints At New Evolutionary Step
2011-12-13 13:44:14

Researchers have revealed that the African lungfish can use its thin pelvic limbs to propel itself forward.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.