Sunday links

The big story this week was obviously the unveiling of Ida (Darwinius maxillae), the fossil that would CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!11!11!!!!1! Everyone’s pitched in with their take on the fossil, but if you had to pick any sources to watch, choose Laelaps and the Loom. Brian produced the first detailed analysis of the paper, while Carl’s kept tabs on the story’s timeline, including the amusing furore over whether Darwinius‘s name was actually rightly assigned.

Steven Novella at Neurologica gives a great account of the pseudoscience of spontaneous human combustion.

Miriam from the Oyster’s Garter reveals the dark side of dolphin life, including violence, rape and infanticide. For old Ecco players, you can do all of those things

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