2022

Artistic reconstruction of Callichimaera perplexa by Masato Hattori

The ‘Platypus’ of the crab world was an active predator that lurked the Cretaceous seas

January 12, 2022

Eyes are crucial players in the evolution of organisms. They allow an animal to find food, a mate, potential prey, to avoid predators and aid in regulating the internal clock by differentiating day from night. Eyes are also delicate features that tend to be not well preserved in fossil crustaceans.

One such rare finding is Callichimaera perplexa, a 95-million-year-old crab fossil  discovered by senior author Javier Luque, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, and fully...

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A Open Letter to Science

January 4, 2022

PhD candidate Miriam Miyagi (John Wakeley, advisor) joined colleagues Eartha Mae Guthman, Princeton University, and Simón(e) Dow-Kuang Sun, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, to address inclusive language in the science community. The letter published in Science focused on best practices for inclusive, precise language regarding sex and gender.

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