Persea americana

Evolution of the First Flowers

Florida Museum of Natural History Study Provides New Insight.

Chiappe

Dinosaur Hunting

The badlands of southeastern Utah, home to part of the
dinosaur-rich layer of rocks called the Morrison Formation

When Titanoboa ruled the Amazon

Florida Museum researchers’ discovery of a giant fossilized snake reveals that the tropics were ruled by beasts larger than anyone imagined.

White-tailed deer mandibles

Bone Collectors and Sacred Trash

To the Maya, throwing away the bones of hunted animals is as wasteful as throwing away the entire animal itself.

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DARWIN’S THEORY THAT MATE CHOICE IS EXPLICITLY AESTHETIC WAS A REALLY DANGEROUS IDEA.

Adaptive Aesthetics

The idea of creating a “Tree of Minerals” seemed contrived, until recently.