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Palaeontologists go to bat for Ida

29 September 2010 – 11:00 |

A new defence of the fossil Ida as a precursor to today’s primates, including humans, has emerged from the research team that last year bought and promoted the 47-million-year-old remains.
Ida, or Darwinius masillae, …

When hasty headlines fail to shake a family tree

1 September 2010 – 11:53 |

When a new species comes to light, its effect on the arrangement of its family tree might be better measured by statistics than by headlines. In a study of primates and flightless dinosaurs, …

Nature Internship 7: Ida cont’d

31 May 2009 – 22:42 |

Thanks to Ida the fossil primate I got out of the office last week, on Tuesday to see a screening of the documentary about Ida at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and …

Taking a fossil primate on the road

27 May 2009 – 12:00 |

Jørn Hurum has accompanied the fossilized primate he nicknamed Ida on a world tour to fame and notoriety in the last week. The 47-million-year-old fossil is famous for its haunting completeness — the …