Perhaps it is awe-inspiring to evolutionary biologists to try to work a puzzle, trying to find how everything is connected by common ancestry.
The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.
Recently, a team of British paleontologists added a new pseudo-explanation.
Another study of bird migration using geolocators finds fascinating new facts about social interactions during long-distance flights.
Man has been searching for fossils, or stumbling upon them, for millennia.