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Re: This week's Nature...
At 11:19 PM 9/23/98 EDT, Mary Kirkaldy wrote:
>> ...is, according to the "Next Issue" blurb of the Sept. 17 issue, supposed
>> to have an article concerning matters "inside _Archaeopteryx_". Should be
>Nature 395, 374 - 376 (9/24/98): "Postcranial pneumatization in
>Archaeopteryx" - BROOKS B. BRITT, PETER J. MAKOVICKY,
>JACQUES GAUTHIER & NIELS BONDE
Congrats to Brooks, Peter, Jacques & Niels for an important new paper.
Let's not hear any more about "solid boned _Archaeopteryx_" anymore, shall
Other papers of interest in this week's Nature:
The cover girl is a new specimen of coelacanth, found alive 10,000 km away
from the previous known population (in the Comoros, off Africa). The new
Indonensian population indicates that _Latimeria_ is less rare than previous
M V Erdmann, R L Caldwell & M K Moosa. Indonesian 'king of the sea'
discovered (Scientific Correspondence) p. 335
For those into the Precambrian...
J A Brandes, N Z Boctor, G D Cody, B A Cooper, R M Hazen & H S Yoder Jr.
Abiotic nitrogen reduction on the early Earth (Letter to Nature) p. 365
Or into models of extinction...
J W Kirchner & A Weil. No fractals in fossil extinction statistics
(Scientific Correspondence) p. 337
For astronomy (and hard science fiction) fans: evidence that stable
planetary systems can form around both stars in a binary system (there had
been some debate as to whether such would be torn apart by the gravitation
of the two stars).
L F Rodríguez, P D'Alessio, D J Wilner, P T P Ho, J M Torelles, S Curiel, Y
Gómez, S Lizano, A Pedlar, J Cantó & A C Raga. Compact protoplanetary disks
around the stars of a young binary system (Letter to Nature) p. 355
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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