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Apr. 21, 2017 — The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — New genetic evidence suggesting that early mammals had good night-time vision adds to fossil and behavioral studies indicating that early mammals were ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they may want to add on cockatoos, ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo reveals that shortage of normal prey did not drive them to begin killing and eating ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The dawn of the Animal Kingdom began with a collagen scaffold that enabled the organization of cells into tissues, scientists report in a new ... read more

Sea Scorpions: The Original Sea Monster

Apr. 18, 2017 — Related to both modern scorpions and horseshow crabs, sea scorpions had thin, flexible bodies. Some species also had pinching claws and could grow up to three metres in length. New research that the ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before many species suddenly became extinct ... read more

Giant Sloth Was Vegetarian: Diet of Fossil Megatherium Decoded

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have examined the diet of the extinct Giant Sloth Megatherium. Based on analyses of the collagen in the fossil bones, the researchers concluded in their study that Megatherium subsisted on ... read more

Tracing the Puzzling Origins of Clinging Jellyfish

Apr. 18, 2017 — The first genetic study of the diversity of clinging jellyfish populations around the globe has discovered some surprising links among distant communities of jellies and also revealed there may be ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Using mud pulled from the bottom of a tropical lake, researchers at have gained a new grasp of how ancient microbes made methane in the complex iron chemistry of the early ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Why do animals that live in caves become blind? Charles Darwin originally suggested that eyes could be lost by “disuse” over time. Now, an evolutionary biologist who wants to get to the heart of ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — The remains of a Medieval priest who died 700 years ago has been uncovered at Thornton Abbey in Lincolnshire. Research shows he could have been a victim of the Great ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Large saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they were fighting with other large animals, biologists ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history. The bones ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Teleocrater and other recently discovered dinosaur cousins show that these animals were widespread during the Triassic Period and lived in modern day Russia, India, and Brazil. Furthermore, these ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — An excavation team found the remains of a saber-toothed cat at the archeological site in Schöningen. An examination of the skull fragments revealed the animal to be a representative of the European ... read more

Cracking the Origin of Ancient Decorative Ostrich Eggs

Apr. 12, 2017 — Archaeologists and scientists are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists have learned about a key ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Changes in a single color-vision gene demonstrate convergent evolutionary adaptations in widely separated species and across vastly different time scales, according to a new study. The study, which ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — The discovery of three extinct species and new insights to a fourth indicates a little-known family of marsupials, the Palaeothentidae, was diverse and existed over a wide range of South America as ... read more

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