Jennifer Collins

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New Skull Reveals A Simpler Family Tree — NOVA Next | PBS

It took just one skull, but it allowed anthropologists to drastically simplify our evolutionary family tree. The 1.8-million-year-old specimen was …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

Pygmy tyrannosaur roamed the Arctic

The fossilised bones of an ancient beast dug from a rocky bluff in Arctic Alaska are the remains of a new species of pygmy tyrannosaur.<p>The animal stalked the northern tip of Laramidia, a slender island continent that formed when North America was divided by a stretch of water called the western …

Tiktaalik fossils reveal how fish evolved into four-legged land animals

The fossilised remains of an ancient beast have revealed how prehistoric life hauled itself from the water and took its first unsteady steps along the path that led to four-legged land animals.<p>Clues to the seminal moment in the history of life were found in the bones of Tiktaalik, a 375m-year-old …

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

With help from light that humans can't see<p>Honey bees can give each other directions using polarized light as a landmark to find potential food. Light becomes polarized as it reaches us through the atmosphere, but the polarization is typically not seen by the naked human eye. In a new study from the …

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters. …