Eske Willerslev

Dec. 18, 2009

The Dirt on Mammoth DNA

Researchers examining DNA evidence gathered from soil samples say that the woolly mammoth may have survived for thousands of years longer than the fossil record indicates.

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Ancient Dna Offers Clues About Climate Change

What can ancient DNA can tell us about the effects of climate change?

dna, ice cores, greenland, climate change

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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