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Did the Human Hand Evolve as a Lean Mean Bone-Smashing Machine? - Smithsonian


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Scientists have long linked the evolution of the human hand—unique for its lengthy opposable thumbs and dexterous fingers—to the rise of stone tools some 2.6 million years ago. These instruments, from primitive chunks of rock used as makeshift ...

Farming with Intentional Biodiversity - Civil Eats


Civil Eats
“The day will come, probably in the near future, when prophylactically killing pests and weeds with toxic chemicals and neurotoxins will seem primitive and irresponsible,” Mary-Howell Martens of Lakeview Organic Grain exuberantly predicts. In addition ...

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Primitive Weevils of Florida
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Photographs of these beetles, Arrhenodes minutus, Brentus anchorago, Paratrachelizus uncimanus and Stereodermus exilis and details to help in their identification.

Tanyderidae
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Information from Wikipedia on this family of primitive crane flies.

Carolina Dog Association
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Contains comprehensive breed history and information, puppies, photos and more.

Wikipedia: Operon
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Article on the group of genes in primitive organisms that are controlled by one operator and one promoter to be ...

Amborella trichopoda
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Photographs of male and female flowers and the fruits of this primitive shrub, with some botanical information.

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Two photographs and information on this primitive, jawless fish which protects itself with a thick layer of glutinous slime.

Amborella trichopoda
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Information on this rare species, endemic to New Caledonia, which is considered to be the most primitive of living flowering ...

Introduction to the Cephalochordata
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Illustrated description of these primitive chordates, which are small, eel-like, unprepossessing animals that spend much of their time buried in ...

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Information and photographs of the Ribbonwood Tree, Idiospermum australiense, a primitive species from wet lowland rainforest in Australia.

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Meiofauna research, focusing on the morphology, systematics, and biogeography of primitive worm groups.

The Cyclostomes: Class Agnatha
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Outlines the characteristics of this class of primitive jawless vertebrates which comprises the hagfishes and lampreys.

Hexanchiformes
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Information from Wikipedia on this primitive order of sharks, members of which include the cow sharks and the snake-like frilled ...

The puzzle of Psilotum
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Is Psilotum primitive or a fern?

Megaloptera
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Account from the Tree of Life of the Megaloptera (alderflies, dobsonflies, fishflies), formerly considered a suborder (Sialodea) of Neuroptera, generally ...

BBC Science & Nature: Australopithecus
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Provides an illustration and information on this early hominid, its description, distribution, behavior and history.

Britannica Online Encyclopedia: Moonrat
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Article on this large Southeast Asian insectivore that is essentially a primitive tropical hedgehog with a long tail and fur ...

A Weird Wee Beastie: Trichoplax adhaerens
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Article by Richard Howey on this organism which is considered to be the most primitive multi-cellular animal known.

Mosses and Liverworts
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A description of the various methods of reproduction of bryophytes.

Stoneflies: Primitive Drummers
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Article by Louise Kulzer about stoneflies (insect order Plecoptera), their adult mating behavior and larval ecology.

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