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Oldest evidence of life on land found in 3.48 billion-year-old Australian rocks

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Fossils discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have pu...

In brain evolution, size matters, most of the time

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Which came first, overall bigger brains or larger brain regions that control specialized behaviors? Neuroscientists have debated this...

Antibiotic-resistant microbes date back to 450 million years ago, well before the age of dinosaurs

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Leading hospital "superbugs," known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years -- about t...

Anemonefish dads do almost anything to support their offspring

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Like the father in "Finding Nemo," anemonefish dads will do almost anything to support their offspring. Their parenting ins...

Fierce mating battle between wild cuttlefish

Posted by | 9:05 AM
It sounds like Shakespearean drama: A male fights to protect his mate after a rival steals her away, using all his cunning and streng...

New species of dinosaur increases the already unexpected diversity of 'whiplash dinosaurs'

Posted by | 7:28 AM
Researchers from Italy and Portugal describe yet another new sauropod species from 150 million years ago, from Wyoming, USA. The new ...

Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans than chimps

Posted by | 6:25 AM
A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely ...

Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region's past

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Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns...

Is climate change responsible for record-setting extreme weather events?

Posted by | 6:46 AM
After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and...

Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear

Posted by | 9:05 PM
The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century. Last spring, its retr...

Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia's nomadic horse culture

Posted by | 9:04 PM
According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots ...

Predicting the movement, impacts of microplastic pollution

Posted by | 9:03 PM
Marine circulation and weather conditions greatly affect microplastic aggregation and movement. Microplastics, which are particles meas...

Hunting accounts for 83 and 58 percent declines in tropical mammal and bird populations

Posted by | 11:22 AM
Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced decl...

Three quarters of deep-sea animals make their own light

Posted by | 7:57 PM
Ever since explorer William Beebe descended into the depths in a metal sphere in the 1930s, marine biologists have been astounded by th...

Melting sea ice may lead to more life in the sea

Posted by | 9:58 PM
When spring arrives in the Arctic, both snow and sea ice melt, forming melt ponds on the surface of the sea ice. Every year, as global ...