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Finding Clues to Evolution Inside a Chest

Specimens belonging to Alfred Russel Wallace, who co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection, were found inside an antique chest now owned by a Washington, D.C., resident.

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Article | It was in 1979, in an antiques shop in Arlington, that a young law school graduate named Robert Heggestad noticed a lovely rosewood cabinet parked behind the counter. How much? Six hundred, the shopkeeper said. Sold, Heggestad said. The shopkeeper asked, "Don't you want to know what's in it?"...

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