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Episode 52: Melanin

September 28th, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

Melanin is a pigment that is found across the animal kingdom. Melanosomes, the organelles that contain melanin, have been found [&hellip

Episode 51: Eurypterids

September 1st, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

Eurypterids, or ‘sea-scorpions’ are an extinct group of chelicerates: the group containing the terrestrial arachnids (such as spiders and scorpions) [&hellip

Episode 50: Rangeomorph Reproduction

August 14th, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

On today’s episode we’re revisiting Mistaken Point, Newfoundland, Canada. At this lagerstätte it is possible to find large bedding planes full of Precambrian organisms [&hellip

Episode 49: Synapsids

July 31st, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

Synapsids are one of the major groups of terrestrial vertebrates. They first appear in the Carboniferous period and since that [&hellip

Episode 48: The Burgess Shale

July 17th, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

The Burgess Shale is probably the world’s most famous lagerstätte (site of special preservation). Discovered in 1909 on Mt. Stephen, [&hellip

Episode 47: Lobopodians

June 29th, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

It’s been quite a week for lobopodians! First off, we’ve had the redescription of Hallucigenia by Dr Martin Smith. This [&hellip

Episode 45: Post K-Pg radiations

June 1st, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

The Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction was the latest of the ‘big five’ events. Approximately 75% of species went extinct, with [&hellip

Episode 44: Trackway modelling

May 1st, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

We’ve covered ichnology before, in Episode 14, but it’s time to revisit trackways with a high-tech approach. We talk to [&hellip

Episode 43: Ancient DNA

April 15th, 2015 | by Dave Marshall

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a molecule that encodes the genetic information within every species of life on earth. The information [&hellip

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