Evolution

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‘Alien goldfish’ may have been unique mollusc, say scientists
Researchers think they may have solved enduring mystery of where Typhloesus wellsi sits on tree of life

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Study reveals striking differences in brains of modern humans and Neanderthals
Results believed to be first compelling evidence that modern humans were cognitively better than Neanderthals

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Oldest human or just another ape? Row erupts over 7m-year-old fossil
Remains from Chad desert provoke rancorous dispute over whether species was earliest to walk upright

Robin McKie and Kim Willsher

03, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Fossilised teeth help scientists uncover secrets of mammals
Palaeontologists studied growth lines and elements preserved in fossil teeth to reconstruct the day-to-day life of Pantolambda bathmodon

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

31, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Our oldest known ancestor could probably walk, say researchers
Academics ‘pretty confident’ extinct hominid species could walk as well as climb trees 7m years ago

Sascha Pare and Nicola Davis

24, Aug, 2022 @3:35 PM

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‘Angry minion’ with no anus not related to humans after all, scientists conclude
New research rules out theory that 535m-year-old Saccorhytus coronarius fossil is our earliest known ancestor

Sascha Pare

17, Aug, 2022 @6:25 PM

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T rex’s keyhole eye sockets helped its bite, research suggests
Specialised shape thought to have evolved to let dinosaur spread stress across skull as it chewed prey

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

11, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Rare collection of bird fossils from 55m years ago donated to Scottish museum
Collection bequeathed to National Museums Scotland includes species that are unknown to science

Dalya Alberge

07, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Letters: James Lovelock obituary
Michael Gaskell writes: I painted James Lovelock for the National Portrait Gallery and his company was filled with science, anecdotes and laughter

Michael Gaskell and Philip Heselton

03, Aug, 2022 @2:44 PM

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James Lovelock obituary
Scientist, environmentalist, inventor and exponent of the Gaia theory of the Earth as a self-regulating system

Pearce Wright and Tim Radford

27, Jul, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Fossil of ‘earliest animal predator’ is named after David Attenborough
Sea creature, thought to have used tentacles to capture food, is named Auroralumina attenboroughii

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

25, Jul, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Scientists picking over ice age bones discover vultures once soared in Australia’s skies
Cryptogyps lacertosus was similar in size to a wedge-tailed eagle but anatomical differences suggest it was a scavenger rather than a hunter

Donna Lu

19, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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