Fish Fossil Suggests Ancient Push-Ups

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Researchers say they've found the oldest arm-bone fossil on record. The report, in the journal Science, describes a fish-like creature that was able to raise itself out of the water. The find throws new light on how animals moved from having fins to digits — and from swimming to walking. Hear NPR's Richard Harris.



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