CBC (June 1, 2013) The recent discovery of a well-preserved woolly mammoth carcass and mammoth blood on a Siberian Island has the potential to "raise the ceiling" on scientific research on extinct species, say Canadian ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) Like the plot of the blockbuster movie 'Jurassic Park,' an effort to revive an extinct species of frog is showing signs of success in a laboratory in Australia. Scientists at the University of ... watch video
Newsy (May 22, 2014) A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related?
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Oct. 9, 2014) French archaeologists say they have discovered historically significant pre-Neanderthal remains which give insight into the behavior of the extinct human species. Tara Cleary reports.
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AP (Nov. 12, 2012) The Associated Press has been given the first look at the largest assemblage of recovered jewelry from the Titanic. The items are going on display to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ... watch video
Nov. 23, 2015 Researchers have compiled the most complete look to date of the evolutionary family tree of cardiid bivalves. Bivavles include clams, oysters, cockles, mussels, scallops and numerous other organisms ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 From an evolutionary perspective, it happened almost overnight. In less than 800 years Yakutian horses adapted to the extremely cold temperatures found in the environments of eastern Siberia. The ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Genomic analysis of ancient human remains identifies specific genes that changed during and after the transition in Europe from hunting and gathering to farming about 8,500 ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first ... read more
June 4, 2015 In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is the other way round. In birds, the females have their ... read more
May 27, 2015 Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescued by relocating to other chromosomes, and it ... read more
Nov. 27, 2012 It is well known that plants show huge variation in chromosome numbers, mainly because of multiple genome copies. One of the most intriguing issues in botany is to clarify the geographical pattern ... read more
Feb. 22, 2012 If you were to discover that a fundamental component of human biology has survived virtually intact for the past 25 million years, you’d be quite confident in saying that it is here to stay. Such ... read more