ancestors

Modern animal life could have origins in delta

The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, new research suggests. The Cambrian Explosion, …

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beetles

Scientists discover when beetles became prolific

Using a previously published and carefully curated 68-gene dataset, the scientists ran a battery of mathematical models to reconstruct the evolution of protein sequences — …

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3D imaging

These hips don’t lie: 3D imaging of a pelvis suggests social care for saber-tooths

You can’t spell ‘Smilodon fatalis’ without ‘fatal’, but researchers at La Brea Tar Pits may have found a softer side to saber-toothed cats along with …

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animal

First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber discovered

Fossils trapped in amber provide a unique snapshot of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of extinct organisms. The most common fossils found in amber, which …

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dinosaur

Discovery of prehistoric mammals suggests rapid evolution of mammals after dinosaur extinction

Research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of Systematic Palaeontology describes the discovery of three new species of ancient creatures from the dawn of modern …

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