evolution

Gigantic Mammal ‘Cousin’ Discovered

The discovery of Lisowicia changes our ideas about the latest history of dicynodonts, and also raises more questions about what made them and dinosaurs so large....

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Humans Cause of Sixth Mass Extinction

If current conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will become extinct during the next five decades that nature will need 3–5 million years to recover....

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Snuggle or Die: Sociable Monkeys More Likely to Survive Winter

A new study is the first to show that social huddling may be a mechanism that connects social bonding to higher fitness....

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Why Do We Have Eyebrows? Finally We Have an Evolutionary Explanation

Why expressive brows might have mattered in human evolution...

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Oi, Hairy! New Findings on the Neanderthal-Homo Sapiens Transition

Study sheds light on Neanderthal-Homo sapiens transition ...

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Guess Which Parts of the Brain Were Used for Stone Age Tech

Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have 'musical' ties ...

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Know Your Moles: The Star-Nosed Mole

Strange-looking creature yields surprising insights about nerves, brains and extreme adaptation...

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No Walls in Nature: Range Expansion in the Animal World

Challenging traditional theories on organisms' 'range expansion'...

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Life: Crawling Along for 3.2 Billion Years.

Life took hold on land 300 million years earlier than thought ...

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Black is the New Pink. Black Pigs, Better Bacon

New mutation found that suggests humans across the world have selected and bred black pigs...

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Why Spiderman Can’t Climb Walls

There is a size limit to sticky footpads as an evolutionary solution to climbing...

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All about that Vertebral Wedging

Men prefer women who exhibit specific angles of spinal curvature over buttock mass...

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Human language evolved from Birds

How human language could have evolved from birdsong...

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Has evolution given humans unique brain structures?

By combining different research methods, we now have a first piece of evidence that could prove that humans have unique cortical brain networks....

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Our Ancestors: Social Climbers or downright loafers?

Did humans really come down from the trees or did we have to come down from the trees to become human? ...

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