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Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history

A ZSL study published in Nature Communications (Tuesday 26 May) maps the evolutionary history of the world's terrestrial vertebrates - amphibians, birds, mammals and...

Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children

One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals – a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during...

Gravitational-wave astronomy provides new way to study the evolution of the...

Gravitational-wave astronomy provides a unique new way to study the expansion history of the Universe. On 17 August 2017, the LIGO and Virgo collaborations...

Mata Mata Turtle: A New Species Discovered

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientist Uwe Fritz described a new species of mata mata turtle based on genetic analyses. Until now, it...

How Birds Evolved Big Brains

An international team of evolutionary biologists and paleontologists have reconstructed the evolution of the avian brain using a massive dataset of brain volumes from...

Genetic Tracing ‘Barcode’ Is Rapidly Revealing COVID-19’s Journey and Evolution

Drexel University researchers have reported a method to quickly identify and label mutated versions of the virus that causes COVID-19. Their preliminary analysis, using...

‘Directing’ evolution to identify potential drugs

Scientists have developed a technique that could significantly reduce the time of discovering potential new antibody-based drugs to treat disease. Antibodies are produced by the...

The Evolution of Color: Team Shows How Butterfly Wings Can Shift...

A selective mating experiment by a curious butterfly breeder has led scientists to a deeper understanding of how butterfly wing color is created and...

Earth’s own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets

Cornell astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet’s evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth’s own geologic epochs. They will use them...

Small horses got smaller, big tapirs got bigger 47 million years...

The former coalfield of Geiseltal in Saxony-Anhalt has yielded large numbers of exceptionally preserved fossil animals, giving palaeontologists a unique window into the evolution...

New study reveals early evolution of cortex

Their researches on the lamprey brain has enabled researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden to push the birth of the cortex back in time...

The evolution of the vestibular apparatus in apes and humans

The evolution of the vestibular apparatus in apes and humans, Humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gibbons belong to a group known as hominoids. This "super...

Living fossils can add basic principles to the theory of evolution

Living fossils can add basic principles to the theory of evolution, The field of evolutionary biology is characterized by heated discussion. But if there...

The stripped helium star solves a mystery of massive black hole

The stripped helium star solves a mystery of massive black hole, Stellar Black holes appear when large stars lose their lives in dramatic destruction....

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