I am a bit behind with relaying news which I found exciting, the last update was also late at the time, the one about new Ordovician species. Well, I thought seeing as I have not reported anything new since the end of May and am going away from Wednesday to Monday, I would relay the stories I find most interesting. Lazily I went to ScienceDaily.com and found the most interesting stories, but at least I am trying. Here are my favourite science news stories of the last few weeks:
Archaeopteryx was a poor flyer.
here. For the published paper in Science see here.
The mystery of Nectocaris is solved
here is the ScienceDaily article, and here is the paper in Science.
The brown algal genome is completed
Great news for comparative genomics as we now have a completed genome for each multicellular group (animals, plants, fungi, red algae and brown algae). This project, which took 5 years to complete, will allow the genomes to be compared and will shed light on two key evolutionary events: multicellularity and photosynthesis. Here is the ScienceDaily article for more.
I thought I had selected more to discuss than this to be honest. Ah well, what I have presented is thrilling stuff, for me at least.