by Piter Kehoma Boll
- ‘Small Bandit’ Carnivorous Dinosaur Found. Actually “some vertebrate” would be a better statement. Anyway, meet Dahalokely tokana.
- Aussie scientistis sequence koala genome. Nice! Welcome to the team, mate!
- ‘Coelacanth’ Genome Unlocked. Not only koala, koela… I mean coelacanth too!
- DNA Study links indigenous Brazilians to Polynesians. Aha! I knew it!
- Brain Shape Confirms Controversial Fossil as Oldest Human Ancestor. So Sahelanthropus tchadensis is our grampa.
- Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Fossils Discovered in China. Very old little dinos.
- Beautiful Striped Bat Identified as Entirely New Genus, the unusual Niumbaha.
- Why Rodents Can’t Throw Up, In Case You Were Wondering. Poor poisoned guys…
- There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Living Fossil’. True story.
- “Just a Theory”: 7 Misused Science Words. Everyone should read it!
- Why a Near-Death Experience Isn’t Proof of Heaven. That’s it!
- Dinosaurs and their ‘exaggerated structures’: species recognition aids, or sexual display devices? Darren Naish always with nice texts!
- White Sharks (Charcharodon carcharias) Scavenging in Whales and Its Potential Role in Further Shaping the Ecology of an Apex Predator. Quite an interesting behavior, I think.
- A Cross-Taxon Analysis of Insect-Associated Bacterial Diversity. Who and why they are there?
- Before the Endless Forms: Embodied Model of Transition from Single Cells to Aggregates to Ecosystem Engineering. Complex, but amazing work on evolution of multicellularity.
- An Abelisauroid Theropod Dinosaur from the Turonian of Madagascar. And here is the paper about Dahalokey.
- The Evolution of Bat Vestibular Systems in the Face of Potential Antagonistic Selection Pressures for Flight and Echolocation. More about evolution!
- When Can Clades Be Potentially Resolved with Morphology? A good read for phylogeny lovers!
- Identification of Polynesian mtDNA haplogroups in remains of Botocudo Amerindians from Brazil. Now we must review human migration!
(Maybe this will be the last Earthling Bulletin, since I apparently was abandoned by my two colleagues… Anyway, let’s see…)