January

  • Outside In Gets Makeover

    Uwishunu.com

    January 29, 2014

    Get a taste of nature without stepping foot outside of the city limits at the newly renovated Outside In.

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  • Wilson Receives Ben Franklin Award

    Harvard Gazette

    January 27, 2014

    Senior Fellow Robert Peck is pictured at a ceremony in which E.O. Wilson received the Benjamin Franklin Founders Award.

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  • Discovery Fills Gap in Fossil Record

    WHYY FM

    January 24, 2014

    Dr. Ted Daeschler is interviewed by "The Pulse" about his recent discovery about the transition from fins to limbs in vertebrate evolution.

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  • How Fins Gave Way to Feet

    NPR

    January 17, 2014

    Dr. Ted Daeschler, vice president for collections, is interviewed on the “Science Friday” show about his new discovery involving Tiktaalik roseae and the transition from finned to limbed animals.

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  • Gov. Candidates Forum

    WHYY/Newsworks.org

    January 14, 2014

    Democrats running for governor try to out-green one another at Academy sustainabilty forum.

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  • Fins to Limbs

    The New York Times

    January 14, 2014

    A new study published by Dr. Ted Daeschler and team challenges previous findings about the transition of swimming to walking in vertebrates.

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  • Ancient Fossil Shows Evolution From Fins to Feet

    National Post

    January 14, 2014

    A 375-million-year old fish uncovered in the Canadian Arctic by a team co-led by the Academy's Dr. Ted Daeschler keeps on giving.

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  • Iconic Fossil's Rear Parts Decribed

    BBC

    January 14, 2014

    Scientists, co-led by the Academy's Dr. Ted Daeschler, have finally managed to describe the back end of one of the key fossil finds of the past 10 years.

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  • Gubernatorial Candidates Speak at Forum

    Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com

    January 14, 2014

    Coverage of a sustainability forum at the Academy in which the candidates for PA governor voiced their views  on environmental issues.

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  • Walking on Its Fins

    Lost Angeles Times

    January 13, 2014

    Hindquarters of Tiktaalik fossil, as described by a team co-led by Dr. Ted Daeschler, show a pelvis that marks it farther along the evolutionary track from fin to limb.



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  • Fron Ancient Fish, Insight into Origin of Limbs

    The Boston Globe

    January 13, 2014

    "It sounds preposterous," but ancient fossils unearthed by a team co-led by the Academy's Ted Daeschler reveal a fish that had skeletal features similar to animals with legs.

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  • "Fishimal" Was Part Fish, Part Limbed Animal

    Discovery.com

    January 13, 2014

    Academy paleontologist Dr. Ted Daeschler says of his latest Tiktaalik research that the fossil "was a combination of primitive and advanced features.”

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  • Fossil Reveals Transitional Link

    The Washington Post

    January 13, 2014

    “These are four-wheel-drive animals, not just front-wheel-drive only,”  Academy's paleontologist Dr. Ted Daeschler says in describing his new Tiktaalik findings.

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  • Warmest Man in Philly

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    January 8, 2014

    The Academy's butterfly keeper wears shorts and sandals to work in the tropical exhibit, even when it's single digits outside.

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