Evolution

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Stonehenge builders ate undercooked offal, ancient faeces reveals
Intestinal parasites recovered from prehistoric rubbish dumps shine light on lives and diet of builders

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Climate crisis: what lessons can we learn from the last great cooling-off period?
The ‘little ice age’ of the 14th to the 19th centuries brought cold winters to Europe and unusual weather globally. Studying how humans adapted could be valuable

Michael Marshall

09, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Country diary: A living fossil with a tale to tell
Winlaton Mill, Gateshead: The landscape here is vast and exhilarating, but a close look reveals a curious plant with a link to the area’s coal past

Phil Gates

04, May, 2022 @4:30 AM

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‘We’re running out of time’: Dan Saladino on why the loss of diversity in our foods matters
His new book explores wild and endangered foods and explains how we lost so much in the blink of an evolutionary eye

Nina Lakhani in conversation with Dan Saladino

17, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Scottish quarry fossils belong to long-toed lizard-like creature, experts say
Fossils from prehistoric lake belonged to creature thought to have lived around 330m years ago

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

14, Apr, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Microfossils may be evidence life began ‘very quickly’ after Earth formed
Scientists believe specimen shows life existed earlier than is widely assumed – increasing chances of life elsewhere

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

13, Apr, 2022 @6:00 PM

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We’re finding out more about dinosaurs than ever – but their sex lives still elude us | Dave Hone
With each new find, such as the dinosaur leg recently unearthed in North Dakota, scientists build a more colourful picture of the ancient reptiles, says senior lecturer Dave Hone

Dave Hone

08, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Scientists find fossil of dinosaur ‘killed on day of asteroid strike’
Remains of thescelosaurus in North Dakota believed to date back to extinction of species 66m years ago

Kevin Rawlinson

07, Apr, 2022 @10:28 AM

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Primatologist Alison Richard: 'Madagascar is a floating evolutionary lab'
The Yale professor talks about her lifelong conservation work in Madagascar, the extinction of its megafauna – and her ‘wimp hypothesis’ of natural selection

Zoë Corbyn

03, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Australian scientists solve mystery of moment monotremes migrated
Fossil analysis is shedding new light on the origins of egg-laying mammals and their arrival on the continent

Donna Lu

26, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Country diary: In these stones lie clues to the past
Cressbrook Dale, Derbyshire: One drystone slab bears remnants of marine life from 300m years ago

Mark Cocker

15, Mar, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Early stegosaur fossils may shed light on stegosaurus evolution
Bashanosaurus is thought to have lived about 168m years ago, according to study of fossils found in China

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

04, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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