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First study of the only original fossils conserved of Peking Man

Scientists from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) form part of the team which has just published a paper in...

Researchers pose revolutionary theory on horse evolution

Scientists have long wondered how the horse evolved from an ancestor with five toes to the animal we know today. While it is largely...

Height and weight evolved at different speeds in the bodies of...

A wide-ranging new study of fossils spanning over four million years suggests that stature and body mass advanced at different speeds during the evolution...

Half a billion year old fossils shed light animal evolution on...

Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on...

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution

Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million...

Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution

In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones...

Fruit fly mutation foretells 40 million years of evolution

Small, seemingly insignificant mutations in fruit flies may actually hold clues as to how a species will evolve tens of millions of years in...

Big, shape-shifting animals from the dawn of time

Why did life on Earth change from small to large when it did? Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Tokyo Institute of...

Darwin’s ‘strangest animal ever’ finds a family

Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn't know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend,...

Animal evolution: Hot start, followed by cold shock

The initial phases of animal evolution proceeded faster than hitherto supposed: New analyses suggest that the first animal phyla emerged in rapid succession --...

Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu...

Ancient fossil reveals the evolution of bird legs for the first...

Researchers from the UK and China have found that living birds have a more crouched leg posture than their ancestors, who are generally thought...

Fossil discovery rewrites understanding of reproductive evolution

A remarkable 250 million-year-old "terrible-headed lizard" fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. Head of The...

Chimpanzee feet allow scientists a new grasp on human foot evolution

An investigation into the evolution of human walking by looking at how chimpanzees walk on two legs is the subject of a new research...

Low level of oxygen in Earth’s middle ages delayed evolution for...

A low level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth's middle ages held back evolution for 2 billion years, raising fresh questions about the origins of...

Scientists map the genetic evolution of dinoflagellates for the first time

A group scientists have used new genetic sequencing data to understand how an ancient organism that lived alongside the dinosaurs has evolved over millions...

How to be winner in the game of evolution

A new study by University of Arizona biologists helps explain why different groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species, and how...

New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not...

A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas brain size evolved at...

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in Earth's crust has recently been dated. Published in Nature Communications, these new findings may...

Autism and human evolutionary success

A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently - such as individuals with...

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