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A 'chicken from hell' dinosaur

Did dark matter kill the dinosaurs? : Nature News & Comment

TIME Magazine Cover: Frederick G. Banting -- Aug. 27, 1923, discoverer of insulin

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind, Richard Fortey. (From the Daedalus Books Catalog.)

“Grown in glasshouses, pineberries start off green, gradually turning paler as they ripen. When the fruit is sweet and juicy enough to eat, the flesh is almost totally white but studded with red seeds - the reverse of the usual variety. Discovered wild in South America and rescued from extinction by Dutch farmers…they are smaller than most commercially grown strawberries, measuring between 15 and 23mm across - slightly less than an inch. The pineberry is said to combine the shape and texture ...

Indian Gharial Crocodile: Despite its substantial size (up to 400 lbs and 20') this critically endangered species has a narrow and fragile jaw and eats fish, not humans. (I'm only kind of afraid of this one. But how good is he at distinguishing people from fish?)

Wildlife. By Sergey Gorshkov/2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year, in guardian.co.uk

A genetic study of cattle has claimed that all modern domesticated bovines are descended from a single herd of wild ox, which lived 10,500 years ago.