Evolution
SOFIA Uncovers Clues to the Evolution of Universe and Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
A compilation of scientific results from The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, reveal new clues to how stars form and galaxies evolve, and... more
Air Force Awards $739 Million Launch Service Contracts  ASTRO WATCH · 14 hours
The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded... more
Extinct weasel relative with confounding skull likely ate meat with a side of veggies  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
The oddly shaped skull of Leptarctus primus, an extinct weasel relative that lived in North America and Asia about 20... more
African hominid fossils show ancient steps toward a two-legged stride  SCIENCE-NEWS · 19 hours
New Ardipithecus ramidus fossils reveal how hominids were shifting toward humanlike walking more than 4 million years ago. more
World's biggest bee found  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Lost to science for decades and thought perhaps extinct, Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) has been rediscovered in an Indonesian rainforest. more
Extinct weasel relative with confounding skull likely ate meat with a side of veggies  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
New research on an extinct weasel relative reveals what it might have eaten when it lived in North America and... more
Improvised dance embodies complexities of social decisions  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A work of art evolves from a series of decisions, as an artist combines brushstrokes, dance steps or musical notes to convey a feeling or idea. When a group of interacting dancers improvises a... more
New instrument unravels landscape longevity  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
How many years can a mountain exist? Bob Dylan's rhetorical question has just received yet another scientifically based answer. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Denmark's Technical University (DTU) have developed a new method that can... more
Moros intrepidus: New Deer-Sized Species of Tyrannosaur Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 21 hours
Paleontologists have unveiled a remarkable new species of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Cretaceous period: a small relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.... more
How the dinosaurs went extinct: Asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
It's almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so... more
480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
For the past 150 years, scientists have hotly debated a mysterious creature that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, with the discovery of stunningly detailed fossils in... more
Photos: Cretaceous 'Night Mouse' Was a Wee Mammal  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
Paleontologists have unearthed a new 69 million-year-old mammal species in the North Slope of Alaska. more
Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Paleobiologists have shed new light on a jaw-snapping species of prehistoric worm using half-a-billion-year-old fossils kept at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington,... more
Scientists Have Created Synthetic DNA with 4 Extra Letters  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Will scientists ever be able to create 'better' DNA in the lab than evolution did in nature? more
Giant tortoise thought extinct is found on Galapagos  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago. more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
Dueling dates for a huge eruption reignite the debate over dinosaurs’ death  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
New dating techniques for the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions disagree on whether they were the main culprit in the dinosaurs’ demise. more
Hachimoji DNA and RNA: A genetic system with eight building blocks  Science Magazine · 2 days
We report DNA- and RNA-like systems built from eight nucleotide "letters" (hence the name "hachimoji") that form four orthogonal pairs. These synthetic systems meet the structural... more
A pharmacological master key mechanism that unlocks the selectivity filter gate in K+ channels  Science Magazine · 2 days
Potassium (K+) channels have been evolutionarily tuned for activation by diverse biological stimuli, and pharmacological activation is thought to target... more
The eruptive tempo of Deccan volcanism in relation to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary  Science Magazine · 2 days
Late Cretaceous records of environmental change suggest that Deccan Traps (DT) volcanism contributed to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (KPB) ecosystem crisis. However, testing this hypothesis... more
U-Pb constraints on pulsed eruption of the Deccan Traps across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction  Science Magazine · 2 days
Temporal correlation between some continental flood basalt eruptions and mass extinctions has been proposed to indicate causality, with eruptive volatile... more
Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird -- the now extinct adzebill -- showing that some of its closest living relatives... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
How bird feather patterns form  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Feathers evolved in dinosaurs and are a key characteristic of birds today. They are arranged in a precise hexagonal pattern in a bird's skin, but it has been unclear how this happens. According to a new study published... more
Method assesses health and size of lizard populations  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Monitoring programs that survey many wildlife species at the same time across large geographic regions are important for informing conservation decisions, but reptiles are often missing from these efforts because they are... more
Cretaceous Marsupial Lived Above Arctic Circle  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of marsupial that lived during the Cretaceous period above the Arctic Circle, the farthest north marsupials have ever... more
Earliest example of animal nest sharing revealed by scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international team of scientists has shown that fossilized eggshells unearthed in western Romania represent the earliest known nest site shared by multiple animals. more
New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A newly discovered, diminutive -- by T. rex standards -- relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came... more
Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives... more
A deer-sized T. rex ancestor shows how fast tyrannosaurs became giants  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
A newly found dinosaur called Moros intrepidus fills a hole in the evolutionary history of tyrannosaurs, helping narrow when the group sized up. more
New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A newly discovered, diminutive—by T. rex standards—relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came to rule the North... more
Fat bats withstand the effects of white-nose syndrome, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Although white-nose syndrome (WNS) has pushed some bat populations to extinction, researchers have found that higher fat stores are helping some little brown bats to survive this deadly... more
This Fish Just Gave Evolution the Finger and Got Pregnant  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Mary's species of fish never evolved to have sex or incubate live young. She did it anyway. more
Sir Charles Lyell's historical fossils (London's Natural History Museum) accessible online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 1,700 animal and plant specimens from the collection of eminent British geologist Sir Charles Lyell—known as the pioneer of modern geology—were organised, digitised and... more
Study gives a snapshot of crocodile evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The story that's often told about crocodiles is that they're among the most perfectly adapted creatures on the planet - living fossils that have remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. more
Activating tooth regeneration in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Most reptiles and fish have multiple sets of teeth during their lifetime. However, most mammals, such as humans, have only one set of replacement teeth and some mammals, like mice, have only a single set with no replacement.... more
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. The non-native bees have established... more
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according... more
Seed predation increases from the Arctic to the Equator and from high to low elevations  Science Magazine · 3 days
Species interactions have long been predicted to increase in intensity toward the tropics and low elevations because of... more
Most sleep does not serve a vital function: Evidence from Drosophila melanogaster  Science Magazine · 3 days
Sleep appears to be a universally conserved phenomenon among the animal kingdom, but whether this notable evolutionary conservation underlies a basic vital function is... more
Extraordinary Diversity on Land Is Not a Recent Phenomenon, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
According to new research published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, land animal diversity has been similar for at least the last 60... more
Mega experiment shows species interact more towards tropics and lowlands  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the largest field experiments ever conducted is providing the best evidence yet in support of a key Darwinian theory—that interactions between species are stronger toward the... more
Crocodile face off: Study examines how developmental changes resulted in changes to crocodile snouts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The story that's often told about crocodiles is that they're among the most perfectly adapted creatures on the planet—living fossils... more
Earliest example of animal nest sharing revealed by scientists  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Southampton, has shown that fossilised eggshells unearthed in western Romania represent the earliest known nest site shared by multiple... more
Activating tooth regeneration in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most reptiles and fish have multiple sets of teeth during their lifetime. However, most mammals, such as humans, have only one set of replacement teeth and some mammals, like mice, have only a single set with no replacement.... more
Introduced daisy changes its appearance on Australian beaches, defying evolutionary expectations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In less than a century since it was introduced to Australia, the South African beach daisy has drastically changed its appearance – a clear and unusual... more
New insights into phenotypic complexity and diversity among cichlids  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Is evolution predictable? What are the mechanisms that allow different fish to respond to the same environmental challenge in slightly different ways? When the same jaw bones and muscles change... more
Darwin's finches don't tell the whole story of avian evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The connection between bird diet and skull shape is surprisingly weak for most species according to a new study led by UCL and the Natural History Museum, rewriting... more
Want to learn about dinosaurs? Pick up some Louisiana roadkill  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fossil-hunting can be grueling, but it's usually not gross. Paleontologists typically work with things that have been dead for millions of years, mineralized into rock and no longer... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded... more
Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Although conventional wisdom suggests that poor countries are more likely to bear a disproportionate burden of a worldwide carbon tax on fossil fuels used for electricity and transportation,... more
Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived... more
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than... more
These climate activists want you to give up hope  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Extinction Rebellion, a network of climate activists who use civil disobedience to spotlight inaction on global warming, is rooted in the conviction that humanity has dug its own grave... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Steven Manchester didn't set out to discover Central America's oldest known marine mammal. He was hoping to find fossil plants. more
Here's Why Great White Sharks Are Natural-Born Superheroes  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
What's the secret to being a badass great white shark? Millions of years of highly specialized genetic evolution. more
Multicellular Life Began 1.5 Billion Years Earlier than Thought  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Approximately 2.1-billion-year-old fossilized tracks discovered in Gabon suggest the existence of a cluster of single cells that came... more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the... more
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. The new projections reveal that over the long term,... more
Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change. more
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science. more
Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies  nanowerk · 4 days
A new survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. more
Harnessing the evolutionary games played by cancer cells to advance therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts... more
Biodiversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been... more
How our plants have turned into thieves to survive  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists have discovered that grasses are able to short cut evolution by taking genes from their neighbours. The findings suggest wild grasses are naturally genetically modifying themselves to gain a... more
Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been... more
Multiple stellar populations detected in the cluster Hodge 6  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found that the cluster Hodge 6 hosts multiple stellar populations. The detection could provide important hints on the formation and evolution of... more
Energetic particles can bombard exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten billion years old, up to twice as... more
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set... more
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set... more
Highly crystalline Ni-doped FeP/carbon hollow nanorods as all-pH efficient and durable hydrogen evolving electrocatalysts  Science Magazine · 1 week
Herein, we report the synthesis of uniform hollow nanorods of Ni-doped FeP nanocrystals hybridized with carbon as electrocataysts for the... more
Tidal tails: The beginning of the end of an open star cluster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In the course of their life, open star clusters continuously lose stars to their surroundings. The resulting swath of tidal tails provides a glimpse... more
Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction. more
Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The evolution of planet Earth and the emergence of life during its first half-billion years are inextricably linked, with a series of planetwide transformations—formation of the... more
Catching the world in a box  ESA · 1 week
The rapid evolution of Egypt’s Nile Delta over the last four years, as viewed from ESA’s Proba-V microsatellite. Think of it as a small... more
The friendly extortioner takes it all  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cooperating with other people makes many things easier. However, competition is also a characteristic aspect of our society. In their struggle for contracts and positions, people have to be more successful than their competitors and colleagues.... more
How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. more
Animal populations bounce back faster in marine protected areas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new paper in the American Naturalist discusses the significant role marine protected areas can play in preventing the extinction of commercially harvested species like abalone. MBARI Postdoctoral Fellow Charles... more
New Titanosaurian Dinosaur Unearthed in Tanzania  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Paleontologists in Tanzania have found fossil fragments from a new species of giant dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately 100 million years ago (Cretaceous... more
Delays in banning wildlife trade put hundreds of species at risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
From parrots to lizards, hundreds of animal species could be at risk of extinction because of a policy process that responds slowly to scientific knowledge, according... more
Hop to it: Researchers evaluate rabbits' evolved resistance to myxoma virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have validated the role of specific rabbit genes in contributing to this acquired resistance. more
Parallel adaptation of rabbit populations to myxoma virus  Science Magazine · 1 week
In the 1950s the myxoma virus was released into European rabbit populations in Australia and Europe, decimating populations and resulting in the rapid evolution of resistance. We investigated the genetic basis of... more
Delays in banning wildlife trade put hundreds of species at risk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From parrots to lizards, hundreds of animal species could be at risk of extinction because of a policy process that responds slowly to scientific knowledge, according... more
Darwin's rabbit helps to explain the fightback against myxomatosis  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nearly seventy years after myxomatosis decimated the rabbit populations of Australia, Britain and France, a new study reveals how the species has evolved genetic resistance to the disease through natural... more
Marin County: Safe harbor for Native residents during the Mission era and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Contrary to the dominant narrative of cultural extinction, indigenous residents of Marin County survived colonization, preserving and passing on their traditions and... more
New NASA research consortium to tackle life's origins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Did life on Earth originate in Darwin's warm little pond, on a sunbaked shore, or where hot waters vent into the deep ocean? And could a similar emergence have played out on... more
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World's biggest bee found
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New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex
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Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness
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How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
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Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life
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Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many ways besides climate change
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Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions
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Researchers wing it in mimicking evolution to discover best shape for flight
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