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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...

Today’s most successful fish weren’t always evolutionary standouts

Take a glance around the oceans, rivers and lakes of today and you'll confront an astonishing diversity of fish, from narrow-bodied eels to the...

Research to Answer a Crushing Evolutionary Question

Studying the physical features of long-extinct creatures continues to yield surprising new knowledge of how evolution fosters traits desirable for survival in diverse environments....

How evolution has equipped our hands with five fingers

Have you ever wondered why our hands have exactly five fingers? Dr. Marie Kmita's team certainly has. The researchers at the Institut de recherches...

Ocean oxygen is key to animal evolution

Scientists have long been puzzled about why complex life forms began to appear some 550 million years ago – three billion years after life...

Twenty-five little bones tell a puzzling story about early primate evolution

A cache of exquisitely preserved bones, found in a coal mine in the state of Gujarat, India, appear to be the most primitive primate...

Tracing the evolution of bird reproduction

What really did come first—the chicken or the egg? Birds' reproductive biology is dramatically different from that of any other living vertebrates, and ornithologists...

Before animals, evolution waited eons to inhale

A couple of times in four billion years, evolution has slowed to a crawl. And an eon or so has passed before more complex...

Computed-tomography scans of 245 million-year-old fossil shed light on evolution of...

Birds have a very successful history and rich fossil record that includes dinosaurs and dates back to 250 million years. They are famous for...

Evolution of flight in birds

Research by post-doctoral fellow Alexander Dececchi challenges long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in birds. Furthermore, his findings raise the question of why...

To the breaking point: Testing ideas about the evolution of long-necked...

Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest land-dwelling animals of all time, with highly elongated necks and tails that were held suspended above the ground. Holding up...

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much...

Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today, suggests a new analysis...

New Cretaceous fossils shed light on the early evolution of ants

Ants comprise one lineage of the triumvirate of eusocial insects and experienced their early diversification within the Cretaceous. The success of ants is generally...

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

Two hundred and fifty million years ago, life on earth was in a tail-spin—climate change, volcanic eruptions, and rising sea levels contributed to a...

The evolution of development

On the basis of an analysis of 520 million-year-old fossils, LMU researchers show that embryonic and larval development in the early ancestors of spiders...

13-million-year-old ‘storyteller’ crocodylian fossils show evidence for parallel evolution

The 13-million-year-old fossils of an extinct crocodylian, named 'the storyteller,' suggest that South American and Indian species evolved separately to acquire protruding, 'telescoped' eyes...

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