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Rock Layers: Timeline of Life on EarthEvolution is a complicated subject. While everybody understands that black bears are related to grizzly bears and we can even figure they are related to extinct bears, lots of people wonder how scientists can be so sure that bears are related to salmon as well. One evidence is rock layers—specifically, what is called the geologic column. Basically, scientists have learned that rocks are stacked in layers containing fossils with the oldest fossils at t...
The artist Viktor Wynd is a collector with no apparent filter – taxidermy, human remains, giant beans and McDonald’s Happy Meal toys all form part of his collection. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History opens on 7 November in London; Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Curiosities, published by Prestel, is out now.
Jack Skellington’s Zoo, I mean, Evolution, is a series by photographer Patrick Gries that features 300 black and white photos of vertebrate skeletons. With the help of various natural history and veterinary museums in France and Monaco, Gries was able to photograph the anatomical specimens in lifelike and reanimated poses, creating a beautiful but grotesque […]