Evolution

The giant asteroid that took out the entire population of dinosaurs likely led to the evolution of birds, according to a new study.
2:49pm
9.21.2017
The question for many scientists is whether the carbon cycle is now experiencing a significant jolt that could tip the planet toward a sixth mass extinction.
by MIT
3:48pm
9.20.2017
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Researchers have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA.
by University Of York
11:04am
9.15.2017
A type of glycan—which can survive even in a four-million-year old animal fossil—can provide scientists crucial information when DNA is not available.
3:12pm
9.12.2017
The dinosaur-to-bird transition that occurred in reptiles millions of years ago was accompanied by profound changes in the skull roof of those animals.
by Jim Shelton, Yale News
3:23pm
9.11.2017
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Researchers find a drop in some harmful genetic mutations in longer-lived people.
by Columbia University
9:55am
9.7.2017
The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa.
by Uppsala University
10:29am
9.5.2017
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The fossil was discovered in 1964 by private fossil collectors, but scientists were only recently invited to study the specimen.
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2:42pm
8.28.2017
Collaboration creates highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull.
by Doe/Los Alamos National Laboratory
2:52pm
8.15.2017
A team from Rutgers University believe the fossil of the newly named Nyanzapithecus alesi can enhance the knowledge of ape and human evolution.
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3:37pm
8.9.2017
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The fountains standing next to the Museo del Prado are built using a sedimentary rock full of gastropod shells from the time of the dinosaurs.
by FECYT
9:27am
8.7.2017
Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas.
by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
3:08pm
8.3.2017
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Flowering plants with are by far the most diverse group of plants on Earth.
by University of Vienna
12:49pm
8.2.2017
A nocturnal, cave-dwelling bird could be the key for engineers seeking to build an enhanced operating system.
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9:48am
8.2.2017
Scientists believe they have pieced together more of the puzzle of the world’s most catastrophic extinction.
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3:31pm
8.1.2017
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Scientists have discovered a whole genome duplication during the evolution of spiders and scorpions.
by Baylor College Of Medicine
3:04pm
8.1.2017
Only other record is Cretaceous-era fossil from Argentina.
by Drexel University
3:08pm
7.31.2017
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Chrysocoma cilliata came to the attention of environmental managers as it proliferates under drought conditions, and rapidly colonizes degraded landscapes.
by University of the Witwatersand
3:01pm
7.31.2017
This new study suggests that a single domestication event of modern dogs from a population of gray wolves occurred between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.
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10:20am
7.19.2017
Researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered that due to the massive size and weight of the dinosaur the T. rex’s leg bones would have buckled...
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8:00am
7.19.2017
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Little is known about the origin and early evolution of the Notosuchia, hitherto unknown in the Jurassic period.
by PeerJ
2:09pm
7.17.2017
These fossils all occur in sedimentary rocks -- chert -- in what was once shallow water.
by Penn State
8:57am
7.14.2017
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An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic.
by University Of Oxford
9:32am
6.30.2017
Egyptologists from the University of Basel have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe.
by University Of Basel
10:12am
6.27.2017
A closer look at a ancient fossil has scientists rethinking the evolution of fish.
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11:15am
6.23.2017
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DNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt.
by Ku Leuven
10:45am
6.23.2017
Researchers are using skeletal evidence to shed light on the migration patterns that led to the Roman Republic conquering most of the Mediterranean world.
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3:23pm
6.20.2017
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A team of archaeologists have shed light on the ancient human’s transition into modern humans.
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3:24pm
6.14.2017
Scientists are closer to unraveling the mystery of how the glass eel larvae know when and where to "hop off" the Gulf Stream.
by University Of Miami Rosenstiel School Of Marine & Atmospheric Science
4:07pm
6.12.2017
The effect might underlie the ability of fish to swim at widely varying speeds in all kinds of currents with great maneuverability.
by Brown University
1:04pm
6.8.2017
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