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Archaeopteryx: Bird or Reptile? Or Not?

Archaeopteryx is arguably the most famous fossil ever discovered. It has a mixture of bird-like and reptile-like traits, and was first reported only two years after Charles Darwin published his book, The Origin of Species. Since then, another eleven Archaeopteryx … Continue reading

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Homo naledi: An update

This blog post complements a piece written for the GRI blog on October 2015, linked here. Two important papers were published in May 2017, warranting an update on the subject of Homo naledi. The first publication [1] reports the discovery … Continue reading

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