Lantern Fruit

Living Fossil Fruit

Living fossil fruit found, as reported in BBC News, Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 5 January 2017, and Science, doi:10.1126/science.aag2737, 6 January 2017. Lantern fruit are member of the genus Phytalis and include tomatillos and ground cherries. They are named “lanterns” because their berries are surrounded by a papery calyx, very like cape gooseberries. Researchers […]

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Angolan Giant

Angolan giant found, according to articles in PhysOrg and Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences vol. 83, p221 16 March 2011. An international team of palaeontologists have studied the bones of the first dinosaur to be found in Angola. Octavio Mateus of Portugal’s Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Museum of Lourinha found the fossil […]

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Amazon Dinosaur

Amazon dinosaur intrigues scientists, as reported in BBC News 15 January 2004. Researchers from Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have found a 10 metre (32 feet) long fossilised sauropod believed to be 100 million years old. Many scientists have believed looking for fossils in Amazon rainforest would be a waste of time because […]

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