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Breathing new life into the rise of oxygen debate

New research strongly suggests that the distinct ‘oxygenation events’ that created Earth’s breathable atmosphere happened spontaneously, rather than being a consequence of biological or tectonic revolutions. The study not only shines a light on the history of oxygen on our … Continue reading

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Climate models and geology reveal new insights into the East Asian monsoon

A team of scientists have used climate models and geological records to better understand changes in the East Asian monsoon over long geologic time scales. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Fossil fish gives new insights into evolution after end-Cretaceous mass extinction

An international research team has discovered a new and well-preserved fossil stingray with an exceptional anatomy, which greatly differs from living species. The find provides new insights into the evolution of these animals and sheds light on the recovery of … Continue reading

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Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Argentine fossils take oak and beech family history far into Southern Hemisphere

One of the world’s most important plant families has a history extending much farther south than any live or fossil specimen previously recorded, as shown by chinquapin fruit and leaf fossils unearthed in Patagonia, Argentina, according to researchers. Paleontology News … Continue reading

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Coelacanth reveals new insights into skull evolution

An international team of researchers presents the first observations of the development of the skull and brain in the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Their study provides new insights into the biology of this iconic animal and the evolution of the … Continue reading

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Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

Australian researchers have used hepatitis B virus genome sequences to deduce that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at least 59,000 years ago. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Alligator study reveals insight into dinosaur hearing

A biologist finds alligators build neural maps of sound the way birds do, suggesting the hearing strategy existed in their common ancestor, the dinosaurs. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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How megalodon’s teeth evolved into the ‘ultimate cutting tools’

Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, is known only from its gigantic bladelike teeth. But these teeth took millions of years to evolve into their final, iconic form. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Peering into Little Foot’s 3.67-million-year-old brain

MicroCT scans of the Australopithecus fossil known as Little Foot shows that the brain of this ancient human relative was small and shows features that are similar to our own brain and others that are closer to our ancestor shared … Continue reading

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