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LAND LINK  Paleobiologist Neil Shubin hosts the new PBS series Your Inner Fish, exploring humans’ connections to animal ancestors. He holds an example of his most famous fossil find: Tiktaalik roseae, an evolutionary link between fish and land animals.

POWER STRIPES  An unusual head-to-head test of ideas about the function of zebra stripes finds little support for some cherished old notions and only one winner: defense against biting flies.

BIG MOUTH  A cast of a T. rex skull will be on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. starting April 15.

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