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Aquilops americanus, the oldest horned-dinosaur from North America

A Ceratopsian Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Western North America, and the Biogeography of Neoceratopsia. Farke, A., et al. PLoS One Abstract [edit]: An associated cranium and lower jaw from the Cloverly Formation (?middle–late...Show More Summary

Died This Day: Mary Leakey

Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey (Feb. 6, 1913 – Dec. 9, 1996) was in London, England. She meet her future husband, Louis Leakey, when he asked her to illustrate his book, 'Adam’s Ancestors'. Mary and Louis spent from 1935 to 1959 at Olduvai...Show More Summary

Died This Day: Herbert Spencer, who coined "Survival of the Fittest"

image Spencer (April 27, 1820 - Dec. 8, 1903) was an English sociologist and philosopher who was an early adherent of evolutionary theory. He regarded society as an organism which was evolving from a simple primitive state to a complex heterogeneous form according to the designs of an unknown and unknowable absolute force. Show More Summary

Women In Science In Canada

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec that saw 14 women murdered, and another 10 women and 4 men injured by killer who deliberately targeted women.Mika McKinnon at io9 honours...Show More Summary

Galacto Guys

Here's an example of a fun, short-lived strip that I'd never heard of. From Here

Born This Day: Dunkinfield Henry Scott

Painting by Mary Parrish Scott (Nov. 28, 1854 – Jan. 29, 1934) was an English paleobotanist and leading authority of his time on the structure of fossil plants, one of those who laid the foundations of paleobotany. He conducted experiments in the Jodrell Laboratory in Kew Gardens, where he became its honorary keeper (1892-1906). Show More Summary

Published This Day (1859): The Origin of The Species

My Greatest Adventure #68 From Today In Science History:In 1859, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published in England to great acclaim. In this groundbreaking book by British naturalist Charles Darwin, he argued...Show More Summary

Born This Day: Paula Raymond

image Paula (center) played the role of plucky Lee Hunter, assistant to paleontologist Dr. Thurgood Elson (Cecil Kellaway) (right) in Ray Harryhausen's, The Beast of 20,000 Fathoms (1953).

Died This Day: Aleksandr Kovalevsky

Kovalevsky (Nov. 19, 1840 – Nov. 22, 1901) was the Russian founder of comparative embryology and experimental histology, who first established that there was a common pattern in the embryological development of all multicellular animals. Show More Summary

Died This Day: Raymond Dart

image Dart (Feb. 4 1893 - Nov. 22, 1988) was an Australian-born, South African physical anthropologist. In 1924, working with students in the Taung limestone South Africa, they discovered the first Australopithecus africanus. Dubbed "missing link" at the time, skull is also known as the 'Taung child', and was only three years old at the time of death. More on Dart here

The Drivers of Tropical Speciation

The drivers of tropical speciation. 2014. Smith, B.T., et al. Nature Yellow bars correspond to the 95% highest posterior density for divergence times of each species. The Quaternary (2.6 Myr ago–present) and the Neogene (23–2.6 Myr ago) periods are shaded in grey and light blue, respectively. Show More Summary

Born This Day: Steve Clemente from Skull Island

image Steve Clemente (born Esteban Clemento Morro Nov. 22, 1885—May 7, 1950) was a Mexican actor known for his many villainous roles. He began acting in his teens, signing up for his first movie, The Secret Man, in 1917. His later, numerous roles were usually bit parts and he was an expert knife thrower. Show More Summary

Born This Day: Sir Charles Lyell

Nov. 14, 1797 - Feb. 22, 1875 From Minnesota State University at Mankato comes this excellent bio on Lyell:Sir Charles Lyell attended Oxford University at age 19. Lyell's father was an active naturalist. Lyell had access to an elaborate...Show More Summary

Died This Day: William Lonsdale

Image from Lonsdale (Sept. 9, 1894 - Nov. 11, 1971) was an English geologist and paleontologist whose study of coral fossils found in Devon, suggested (1837) certain of them were intermediate between those typical of the older...Show More Summary

Insect Evolution Solved!

Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. 2014. B. Misof, et. al. Science Ant-Man © Marvel Comics Using a dataset consisting of 144 carefully chosen species, 1KITE scientists present reliable estimates on the dates of origin and relationships of all major insect groups based on the enormous molecular dataset they collected. Show More Summary

Origin of the Unique Ventilatory Apparatus of Turtles

Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles. 2014. Tyler R. Lyson, et al. Nature Communictions Credit: Credit: Blair Lyons (Stroma Studios) and Emma R. Schachner Early in the evolution of the turtle body plan, a gradual increase...Show More Summary

In The Dawn of History

From Strange Tales #3, DC Comics, 1950

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