Quantcast

Latest Jennifer A. Clack Stories

Study Reveals First Ever Images Of Early Tetrapod Backbone And How It Helped In Land Evolution
2013-01-14 08:07:38

Using high-energy X-rays and a new data extraction protocol, an international consortium of scientists have for the first time rendered a 3D model of a prehistoric tetrapod backbone.

d2618a211d70637ccc4ae78d8fb45e5e1
2009-07-07 06:45:00

Nearly everyone can recall the high school textbook illustrations of the planet’s first land-dwelling creatures, ubiquitously represented as comic-looking fish with short, stumpy legs.

8f840d82731dc83acd7a7edd37f58b451
2009-04-18 14:00:00

New research from Duke University suggests a reversal in the order in which two four-limbed creatures transitioned from water to land.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.