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Monday, 6 May 2013

6 May 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Right After the Permian Extinction

00 Sergei Yolkin. Right After the Permian Extinction. 2013

Right After the Permian Extinction

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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This is a typical Yolkin play on words and current events. Perm, of course, is a city in the Urals. The Permian Extinction was caused by a massive meteor strike, and there was a meteorite strike in Chelyabinsk (which is relatively-close to Perm) earlier this year. Put together the meteor events and the fact that “Perm” and “Permian” are close homonyms, along with Yolkin’s irrepressible sense of irony and humour, and, voilà, you get the above caricature. Another “score” for Yolkin, I say…

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Scientists believe that the four-legged reptile that became the ancestor of dinosaurs, birds, and crocodiles began to populate the earth after the great Permian extinction. Here’s how it all seemed to Sergei Yolkin.

30 April 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130430/935349525.html

Saturday, 15 December 2012

15 December 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Obamadon gracilis

Sergei Yolkin. Obamadon gracilis. 2012

Obamadon gracilis

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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American palaeontologists named a newly-discovered species of extinct lizards in honour of American President Barack Obama. This isn’t the first case of this sort… recently, scientists named a new type of small freshwater fish after the President of the United States.

12 December 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.visualrian.ru/en/site/gallery/#1312372/context=cartoons

Friday, 14 December 2012

14 December 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Old School of Drawing

00 Sergei Yolkin. The Old School of Drawing. 2012

The Old School of Drawing

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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The authors of the petroglyphs were better versed in the anatomy of quadrupeds than most modern artists are.

7 December 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20121207/913804129.html

Sunday, 14 October 2012

14 October 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. They Lived in Caves… But They Knew About Herbs

They Lived in Caves… But They Knew About Herbs

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Palaeontologists said in a paper published in the journal Naturwissenschaften that Neanderthals who lived in the Cueva de El Sidrón (Piloña Municipality. Autonomous Community of Asturias) in northern Spain had a primitive knowledge of herbalism and knew about the healing properties of chamomile and yarrow, as indicated by traces of plant sugars in petrified plaque on their teeth.

31 July 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://weekend.ria.ru/week_cartoons/20120731/713519110.html

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