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Green in tooth and claw

Green in tooth and claw

Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors' diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental...
Study traces evolution of acoustic communication

Study traces evolution of acoustic communication

Imagine taking a hike through a forest or a stroll through a zoo and not a sound fills the air, other than the occasional chirp from a cric...
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid - not volcanoes

In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid - not volcanoes

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-le...
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from abo...
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies

Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an anc...
The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed

The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed

How did the monstrous giant squid -- reaching school-bus size, with eyes as big as dinner plates and tentacles that can snatch prey 10 yard...
Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants

Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants

The new study, led by scientists from the universities of Bristol and Essex and published in Current Biology , challenge the established vi...
'Living fossil' may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory

'Living fossil' may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory

The field of evolutionary biology has seen its share of spirited debates. But if there's one principle that virtually every expert in t...
Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted

Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted

The Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was a multicolored and emblematic sacred icon worshipped for almost 700 hundred years before Spanish co...
Neanderthals collected clam shells and pumice from coastal waters to use as tools

Neanderthals collected clam shells and pumice from coastal waters to use as tools

Neanderthals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to...
New dinosaur discovered in China shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds

New dinosaur discovered in China shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds

A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China, and described by American and Chinese authors and published today in the ...
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record

NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temper...

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