Padaungiella lageniformis wiggles its pseudopods.
Daniel J. G. Lahr
Using the family relationships between single-celled protists alive today, researchers hypothesized what their evolutionary ancestors looked like – and then looked in the fossil record for matches.
Gone since 1936, and ailing since long before that.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The new Tasmanian tiger genome reveals some fascinating facts about this extinct marsupial, including why they were so similar to dogs, and how they were growing more vulnerable to genetic disease.
The latest research dismisses the idea that viruses form a fourth type of life.
A new fossil study challenges 130 years of thinking about how dinosaurs evolved.
The end was nigh.
Their days were numbered for quite some time ...
How many colors in your language’s rainbow?
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New research investigates how people sequentially add new color terms to languages over time – and the results hold surprises about assumptions linguists have made for 40 years.
Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin from above.
Scientists have uncovered genes they believe have been passed down from an ancestor organism that all life evolved from.
Genomic data sets the record straight on where bird species sit on the avian family tree.
Today’s land birds, from ducks to eagles, shared a common ancestor after dinosaurs went extinct – just one finding from bird gene studies published in journals, including Science and GigaScience, today…
The “Tree of Lepidoptera” - comprising butterflies, moths and related species - has been mapped back to their earliest common…
Granny, why are your eyes so big?
We all know the story: Once upon a time there was a young girl who took a walk through the woods to visit her grandmother, carrying a basket of goodies. When she arrived she found her granny ill in bed…