Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils
Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.

brown fat, evolution, ecology
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
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Scientists  Bring  Ancient  Proteins  Back  to  Life
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When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
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Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
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The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.