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RotM: Interview with Marie Hornig

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For the current instalment of Researcher of the Month, we spoke to Marie Hornig, a third year PhD student at the Cytology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Greifswald, Germany. Her recently published paper , co-authored by Joachim Haug and Carolin Haug, researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich , provides further details about the predator behaviour in mantodeans (animal order that consists of insects such as praying mantis and some 2400 other species). The subject of her study was a praying mantis fossil that is 110 million years old.  A regular day at work for Marie Hornig with co-author Joachim Haug at the Palaeontogical Institute in Moscow. Image credit: Carolin Haug. CTS: The smallest of discoveries regarding dinosaurs get highlighted in the media. Here, a fossil preserved over 110 million years exists among us and there is hardly any mention in the media regarding this? MH: I am fully aware that the focus of media does not represent