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Finding the Oldest Fossils of Butterflies Using a Human Nose Hair (nytimes.com)
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“The nose hair has just the right length and springiness for getting a pollen grain, or in this case the butterfly scale, to adhere to it,” Mr. van Eldijk said. “I was just provided these by my professor, I don’t know whose nose hair it was. It’s probably best not to ask.”




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