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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...

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