21 Oct '11, 2pm

On Our Radar: 'Living Fossil' Is Younger Than Thought

On Our Radar: 'Living Fossil' Is Younger Than Thought

On Our Radar: ‘Living Fossil’ Is Younger Than Thought By THE NEW YORK TIMES Ken Hill Research suggests that today’s cycads are not the same ones that existed over 200 million years ago. Modern-day cycads that were assumed to have existed when dinosaurs roamed the earth over 200 million years ago are actually far younger , researchers report. [The Times of London] An electric car company that received a $529 million federal loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying that no American manufacturer was suitable. [ABC News] The sighting of an endangered bird species, the black-throated finch, threatens to derail the development of a coal mine in central Queensland in Australia. The decision is up to the country’s environment minister. [Australian Associated Press] Embracing a policy prescription that has fallen into political disfavor in some parts o...

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