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Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for...

Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what...

Whales only recently evolved into giants when changing ice, oceans concentrated...

The blue whale, which uses baleen to filter its prey from ocean water and can reach lengths of over 100 feet, is the largest...

Rare tooth find reveals horned dinosaurs in eastern North America

A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth...

Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

The common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand earlier than hitherto assumed, according to an international research team headed by...

3.3 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of the human spine

Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton reveals the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib cage....

Life in the Precambrian may have been much livelier than previously...

The Garden of the Ediacaran was a period in the ancient past when Earth's shallow seas were populated with a bewildering variety of enigmatic,...

Study Sheds Light on Earth’s First Animals

More than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as...

Warm-bloodedness possibly much older than previously thought

Warm-bloodedness in land animals could have developed in evolution much earlier than previously thought. This is shown by a recent study at the University...

As continents continue moving, study suggests effects on biodiversity

Continental drift and plate tectonics—the notion that large chunks of Earth's crust slowly but inexorably shift positions—was proposed in 1912 but not accepted until...

Scientists discover remains of a previously unknown mammal

During an expedition to the Krasnoyarsk Territory, scientists from Tomsk State University and St. Petersburg State University (TSU and SPBU), discovered the remains of...

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