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How The Bird Got Its Beak

Posted by on May 28th, 2015

Nature’s most interesting secrets can sometimes be found in our own backyards. One such secret is related to all birds, those pigeons, thrushes and sparrows that we see everyday. This familiarity means that we do not think too much of birds passing them by on our way to work or school. However, if the birds[…]

Towards a staging series for dinosaur embryos?

Posted by on April 19th, 2013

Last week, I was distracted somewhat by a palaeontology article in Nature: Reisz and colleagues reported their discovery of some fossilised dinosaur embryos. Not exactly relevant to my research, but very cool nonetheless… The remains that they unearthed in southern China are from the early Jurassic period, almost 200 million years old, and are thought[…]