An Oak is an Oak

An Oak is an Oak

A very interesting article came out of the peer-reviewed journal New Phytologist yesterday (as of this writing) that looked at the genetics and ancestry of oak trees. The article was very intriguing and, while it used the evolutionary phylogeny to come to its conclusions, still merits some investigation.  There is more to this study than meets the … Continue reading An Oak is an Oak

Toothless Shark Tooth Dinosaur

Toothless Shark Tooth Dinosaur

A recent article in PLOS One announced the discovery of a new dinosaur genus. Found in Thailand, this new dinosaur has been labeled Siamraptor suwati. The new dinosaur has been trumpeted in numerous popular science magazines as incredibly important, rare and valuable to science.  However, as usual, the popular science magazines are vastly distorting the facts, with … Continue reading Toothless Shark Tooth Dinosaur