This was already announced on the Vertebrate Paleontology Listserver; however, for those of you who do not subscribe:
The new issue of the open access journal "Evolution: Education and Outreach" is now available online here. This is a special issue on transitional fossils an contains articles from a number of specialists on a the origins of variety of animal groups as well as articles on evolution and systematics.
And of course as open access it is all freely available.
John Nash's work makes as good a case as any for the value of curiosity-driven research
4 hours ago in The Curious Wavefunction