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16-million-year-old fossil shows springtails hitchhiking on winged termite

A newly reported, 16-million-year-old fossil is shedding light on how a group of tiny arthropods may have traversed the globe — by hitchhiking. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Denver Shows 2019

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Jurassic fossil shows how early mammals could swallow like their modern descendants

The 165-million-year-old fossil of Microdocodon gracilis, a tiny, shrew-like animal, shows the earliest example of modern hyoid bones in mammal evolution. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Ancient Saharan seaway shows how Earth’s climate and creatures can undergo extreme change

A new paper integrates 20 years of research by a diverse scientific team and describes the ancient Trans-Saharan Seaway of Africa that existed 50 to 100 million years ago in the region of the current Sahara Desert. The study is … Continue reading

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Lead pollution in Arctic ice shows economic impact of wars and plagues for past 1,500 years

A research team used 13 ice cores from Greenland and the Russian Arctic to measure, date, and analyze lead emissions captured in ice from 500 to 2010 CE. They found that increases in lead concentration in the ice cores track … Continue reading

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Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, research on teeth shows

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new research. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Human ancestors were ‘grounded:’ New analysis shows

African apes adapted to living on the ground, a finding that indicates human evolved from an ancestor not limited to tree or other elevated habitats. The analysis adds a new chapter to evolution, shedding additional light on what preceded human … Continue reading

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More CO2 than ever before in 3 million years, shows unprecedented computer simulation

CO2 levels in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past 3 million years. During this time, global mean temperatures never exceeded the preindustrial levels by more than 2°C. The study is based on breakthrough computer … Continue reading

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Biodiversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs. Paleontology … Continue reading

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An ancient relative of humans shows a surprisingly modern trait

A relative of modern humans that lived at least 104,000 years ago in northern China showed evidence of dental growth and development very similar to that of people today, a new study found. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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