If you went back to visit your earliest known primate ancestors, you’d find them in the trees. New fossil evidence shows Purgatorius, a small, squirrel-like insect and fruit-eating mammal, was a tree-dweller.
Even though an invasive species is taking its territory, Florida’s native green anole lizard won’t go down without a fight. It’ll go up.
Here’s an experiment to try before continuing with this article. Go outside and do something to make someone mad. Like really mad. Seriously, do it. Go on, it’s for science. I’ll wait.
I like to imagine Hallucigenia, a tiny, um, thing-like prehistoric animal that scientists first found baffling fossils of in the 1970s, singing a jaunty personalized version of “We’re a Couple of Misfits” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as it went about its underwater day 505 million years ago during the Cambrian Explosion.
There’s always one guy out there that has to do it his own way. Scientists say research shows the comb jelly independently evolved a nervous systems that’s so different than other animals it’s being called “alien.”