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Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

"American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic" by Victoria Johnson - Santa Fe New Mexican


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The continent was, after all, abundant with undiscovered medicinal plants, and Hosack believed it would be possible for medical students to benefit from fieldwork experience with this New World botany. He named the 20-acre space on Fifth Avenue between ...

Beloved Texas A&M-University Corpus Christi biology professor, Wes Tunnell, dies - Corpus Christi Caller-Times


Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The scientific community is mourning the death of John “Wes” Tunnell, a marine ecologist and biologist, historian, author and early orchestrator of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Tunnell ...

Early Hominids

Chicago - United States

Radio report about a research team's discovery, in a Pleistocene cave site in Atapuerca, Spain, of a new species of hominid (Homo antecessor) that may be the common ancestor of both modern humans and Neanderthals.

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    May 30, 1997, Hour 1: Early Hominids / Early Faint Young Sun Paradox

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