Tags: evolution

Ichthyostega

This podcast was originally on Pythagoras Trousers episode 144 on March 14th 2013 Ichthyostega is believed to be the first creature that first moved from the swamps onto land. In order to accomodate the higher levels of gravitational pull, it

Inside John’s freezer – the grand tour

A few weeks ago, curiosity got the better of me. John Hutchinson, professor of evolutionary biomechanics at the Royal Vetinerary College in London, has a personal website called What’s in John’s freezer? A title like that just begs for an answer, and

You are what you eat

Science and technology has provided society with some ingenious inventions over the years. We have lifts, we have cars, we have sofas, we have comfortable shoes, air conditioning, central heating. The list is endless. All these things, mostly invented since