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Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys — a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques — are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study suggests that as far as … Continue reading

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Study of ancient climate suggests future warming could accelerate

The rate at which the planet warms in response to the ongoing buildup of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas could increase in the future, according to new simulations of a comparable warm period more than 50 million years ago. Paleontology News … Continue reading

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T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists who are challenging over a century of previous beliefs. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes

New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more checkered. The study suggests that the brain enlarged repeatedly and … Continue reading

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New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years ago was so dramatic and widespread that scientists call it … Continue reading

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Life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago, research suggests

3.5 billion years ago Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study led by researchers at the Earth-Life Science Institute of Tokyo Tech provides new answers to this question. Microbial metabolism is recorded in billions … Continue reading

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Male mammoths extra typically fell into ‘pure traps’ and died, DNA proof suggests

Researchers who’ve sexed ninety eight woolly mammoth specimens collected from numerous elements of Siberia have found that the fossilized stays extra typically got here from males of the species than females. They speculate that this skewed intercourse ratio exists within … Continue reading

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Trendy people emerged greater than 300,000 years in the past new research suggests

A genomic evaluation of historic human stays from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an essential position to play in writing the historical past of humankind. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New dinosaur discovery suggests new species roosted collectively like trendy birds

The Mongolian Desert has been recognized for many years for its superb array of dinosaurs, immaculately preserved in unimaginable element and in associations that give exceedingly uncommon glimpses at conduct within the fossil report. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Extinction thriller solved? Proof suggests people performed a task in monkey’s demise in Jamaica

Radiocarbon courting of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey referred to as Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it might be the some of the current primate species anyplace on the planet to grow to be extinct, and it might remedy … Continue reading

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