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During the Ice Age, Long-Legged Hyenas Prowled the Arctic

A pair of fossilized teeth confirms the presence of hyenas north of the Arctic circle during the last Ice Age. The discovery fills an...

Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA

Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open...

Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times,...

Dogs evolved a special muscle that lets them make puppy dog...

Human selection has resulted in dogs evolving more expressive faces. They have a facial muscle for making the "puppy dog eyes" that melt many...

3D reconstruction of craniums elucidates the evolution of New World monkeys

Cranial fossils belonging to two extinct species of monkey - Caipora bambuiorum and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi - were examined by computed tomography (CT)...

The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a...

Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th...

Superweeds are on the brink of becoming resistant to all weedkillers

Powered by Light/Alan Spencer / Alamy Stock PhotoThe most damaging weed in the UK is about to become resistant to the main defence farmers...

Why dancing is part of what makes us human

Dancing is a human universal, but why? It is present in human cultures old and new; central to those with the longest continuous histories;...

After Hurricane Maria, these lizards developed a grip that’s 10 times...

tAfter Hurricane Maria, anole species on the island of Dominica developed super strong grips.tThis development may be one of the fasted rates of evolutionary...

Bacterial Organelles Revise Ideas About ‘Which Came First?’ | Quanta Magazine

Among the best studied of the bacterial organelles are the magnetosomes, round structures that build magnetic particles within their lipid bilayer membranes. The organelles...