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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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Tilly Edinger, a vertebrate paleontologist who pioneered the study of how brains have evolved over the eons, was born on 13 November 1897. The German-born researcher, who immigrated to the United States in 1945, showed that insights into brain evolution could be gleaned from casts of fossil skulls. One of Edinger's discoveries was that an enlarged forebrain evolved independently several times among advanced groups of mammals. She described her work in two classic publications, Fossil Brains, published in 1929, and The Evolution of the Horse Brain, published in 1948. Edinger died in 1967.
[Source: Roy Porter, Ed. The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists, Second Edition. Oxford University Press. 1994.]