Saturday, July 11, 2020
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Jurassic fossils from northeastern China reveal morphological stasis in the catkin-yew

The Taxaceae are a distinct conifer family widely used in ornamental horticulture and are an important source of chemotherapeutic drugs (e.g., Paclitaxel)....

15-foot-long skeleton of extinct dolphin suggests parallel evolution among whales

A report in the journal Current Biology on July 9 offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete skeleton of an...

Giant whale sharks have teeth on their eyeballs

tJapanese researchers discovered that the whale shark has "tiny teeth"-dermal denticles-protecting its eyes from abrasion.tThey also found the shark is able to retract its...

Scientists unravel the evolution and relationships for all European butterflies in...

For the first time, a complete time-calibrated phylogeny for a large group of invertebrates is published for an entire continent. In a...

Copal de Madagascar

The known Madagascar copal is a more recent resin from what was thought -it has about a few hundred years- and trapped...

DNA surprises surfacing in the Atlantic: Species far from their usual...

DNA scientists investigating new marine life migration patterns in the Atlantic Ocean surfaced the genetic traces of species far from their usual...

ASU scientific team finds new, unique mutation in coronavirus study

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S., in addition to tracking the number of COVID daily cases, there is a...

Predators help prey adapt to an uncertain future

What effect does extinction of species have on the evolution of surviving species? Evolutionary biologists have investigated this question by conducting a...

Ancient ‘crazy beast’ mammal classified as new species

tGondwanatherians were mammals that roamed present-day Madagascar.tThe new species likely resembled a badger and was about the size of a cat, which was relatively...

Evidence of Late Pleistocene human colonization of isolated islands beyond Wallace’s...

A new article published in Nature Communications applies stable isotope analysis to a collection of fossil human teeth from the islands of Timor...