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Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017

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A 52-million-year-old fossilized tomatillo found in January 2017 revealed the fruit to be five times older than scientists had previously thought. “The initial discovery was a very big OMG moment,” said paleobotanist Peter Wilf. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Could it be? Could it be? Could it be? Really? Really? Really?’ Then I just went nuts.”

The atavistic urge toward danger persists and its satisfaction is called adventure.

- John Steinbeck, 1941

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