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Dogs Can’t Help Falling in Love

Clive Wynne, a psychologist at Arizona State University, at home with his dog, Xephos, who loves him very much.”Alexandra Horowitz, head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, and a prolific writer on dogs, also addressed the question of love briefly in her new book, “Our Dogs, Ourselves.
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When Snakes Had Use for a Pair of Legs

Science|When Snakes Had Use for a Pair of LegsTrilobitesThe fossil discovery in Argentina will help to resolve mysteries over when snakes began their transition to their modern form.The skull of a snake nearly 100 million years old that belonged to the extinct group Najash, which retained hind legs.
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In the Race to Live on Land, Lichens Didn’t Beat Plants

Science|In the Race to Live on Land, Lichens Didn’t Beat PlantsTrilobitesA study’s findings add to the case that lichens, which dominate about 7 percent of the planet’s surface, most likely made their way to land some 100 million years after ferns and other vascular plants.And during more than a century of study, many scientists inferred that as they moved from water to land, lichens created more hospitable settings for vascular plants.
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