- Syllipsimopodi Bideni: An Octopus With 10 Arms Pushes Back The Age Of Vampyropoda By Nearly 82 Million Years
A recent study describes a new species of vampyropod based on a 328-million-year-old fossil and pushes back the age of the group by nearly 82 million years. And shows that the oldest ancestors of the group of animals that includes octopuses and vampire sq ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2022 - 12:33pm
- How Whales Evolved To See In The Deep
Our planet’s origins and its ancient history has fascinated human beings since the dawn of civilization. ...
Article - Mark Pierce - Aug 4 2022 - 4:29pm
- Self-Pollinating Plant Has Loss Of Genetic Variation Without External Pollinators
An experiment found that selfing” monkeyflower plants lost 13 percent to 24 percent of their genetic variation compared to another group that were propagated by bumble bees. Genetic variation is important to respond to changes in nature or the overall en ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2022 - 7:37am
- The Science Of The Midday Siesta- Why Heat Makes Us Sleepy
If you get sleepy in the middle of hot days, you are not alone. You are not even alone in the animal kingdom. Biology may be behind it. We know that many people have a harder time sleeping in the summer and be slow to get out of bed on colder mornings and ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2022 - 1:09pm
- Evolution And The Importance Of Hybridization
Although neanderthals died out over 40,000 years ago, we are living in an age in which there are more people with their DNA than at any other time in history, with research finding that ...
Article - Mark Pierce - Sep 7 2022 - 9:04am
- 200 Million Years Before Giant Whales, Ichthyosaurs Migrated To Give Birth In...Nevada
Giant blue and humpback whales migrate across the ocean to breed and give birth in waters where predators are scarce. A new analysis of the fossil bed in the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park (BISP) in Nevada’s Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest suggests that ne ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2022 - 10:46am
- Humans Sleep Longer In The Winter
We have a body clock that changes with exposure to sun and a new study finds that while humans don't hibernate, we do sleep longer in the winter. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2023 - 9:29am
- DAN5/P1: Homo Erectus Early Cranial Capacity Was More Like Australopiths Such As 'Lucy'
An analysis of the 1.5 million-year-old cranium DAN5/P1, found at the Gona site in Ethiopia, has cranial cranial morphology which indicates that it belongs to the species Homo erectus but near the earliest African stage, where it is sometimes identified us ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2023 - 5:28pm
- How Fish Evolved To Walk – And Then Talk
When you think about human evolution, there’s a good chance you’re imagining chimpanzees exploring ancient forests or early humans daubing woolly mammoths on to cave walls. But we humans, along with bears, lizards, hummingbirds and Tyrannosaurus rex, are ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 3 2023 - 1:21pm