Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

More Stories in Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  1. Archaeology

    European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid

    New fossils suggest that the earliest non-ape human ancestors may have evolved in Europe, not Africa.

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  2. Fossils

    Study claims to have found oldest human fossils

    Humans, as a species, may be much older than previously thought. They also may have evolved further North and West of the suspected cradle of human evolution.

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  3. Animals

    How the house mouse found its home

    Once people started settling down 15,000 years ago, a mouse species followed them indoors. The animals didn’t need people to be farming and storing food.

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  4. Life

    Weird mega-worm found to have odd diet

    Giant shipworms have bacteria in their gills that produce food for them. This has made their digestive organs shrink from lack of use.

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  5. Animals

    These killer whales exhale sickening germs

    A group of endangered killer whales are exhaling disease-causing germs. Researchers worry these microbes could make the animals sick.

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  6. Fossils

    Fossils offer new candidate for earliest life

    Rock unearthed in Canada appears to hold fossils from seafloor microbes that would have lived around 4 billion years ago, when Earth was very young.

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  7. Archaeology

    Fossils point to Neandertal diets — and medicine use

    Whether Neandertals were largely meat-eaters or vegans depended on their environment, fossils now suggest. Their teeth also indicate they used natural medicines.

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