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  1. Scientists Hatch 700-Year-Old Eggs

    The scientific community may have ruled out a “Jurassic Park” resurrection of dinosaurs, but researchers have recently hatched marine creatures from eggs buried 700 years ago. The eggs, found in South Center Lake, Minn., were laid by ancestors of modern day water fleas. Laid long before Europeans colonized the area, the comparison of these water fleas with their contemporary progeny allows scientists to analyze how humans impact the evolution of wild species. By demonstrating the extent of science’s capability to resurrect ancient species, these humble water fleas could also have their own effect on the course of evolutionary research.

    Source: NYT

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