Laetoli Footprints

More Laetoli Footprints

More Laetoli footprints found, according to reports in BBC News, and Nature News 14 December 2017, and eLife 5:e19568. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19568, 14 December 2016. In 1976 Mary Leakey and colleagues found fossilised footprints in a layer of volcanic tuff (solidified volcanic ash) in Tanzania dated as 3.66 million years old. In spite of their human-like […]

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Geckos’ Toes Come and Go

Geckos’ toes come and go, according to reports in ScienceDaily 28 June 2012 and PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039429, 27 June 2012. Geckos are tropical and subtropical lizards that can walk on vertical and overhanging surfaces using toe-pads that grip the surface with millions of microscopic bristles called setae. This enables them to climb trees and […]

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