Evolution

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Ammonite review – Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan find love among the fossils | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Francis Lee’s sensational biopic of palaeontology pioneer Mary Anning reimagines her erotic encounter with a woman trapped in a stifling marriage

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says
Archaeologist says ability to think and create objects may not have been restricted to homo sapiens

Dalya Alberge

15, Mar, 2021 @4:38 PM

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How early humans' quest for food stoked the flames of evolution
A love of complex smells and flavours gave our ancestors an edge and stopped hangovers

Donna Ferguson

07, Mar, 2021 @6:16 AM

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Cuttlefish have ability to exert self-control, study finds
Delaying gratification may have evolved in the squid-like creature to maximise efficiency

Natalie Grover

03, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Dragon slayer: how a prehistoric Australian goanna seduced the mighty Komodo
An ancestor of the sand monitor interbred with the world’s largest lizard, research reveals

Royce Kurmelovs

02, Mar, 2021 @5:57 AM

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Answer to fossil record puzzle may lie with teenage T rexes, study finds
Absence of smaller dinosaurs may be result of adolescent megatheropods crowding them out

Linda Geddes

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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End of Neanderthals linked to flip of Earth's magnetic poles, study suggests
Event 42,000 years ago combined with fall in solar activity potentially cataclysmic, researchers say

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

18, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Oldest skink fossil found in Australian outback may hold key to lizard evolution
The 25m-year-old find that will help fill in the gaps in the record of one of the continent’s most diverse species

Royce Kurmelovs

16, Feb, 2021 @8:26 PM

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How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on sex, now make for uncomfortable reading

Adam Rutherford

13, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Footprints of crocodile-like prehistoric reptile found in Italian Alps
Fossilised track dates back to period immediately following mass extinction 252m years ago

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

15, Jan, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Baby shark! Newborn megalodons larger than humans, scientists say
Creatures that patrolled the oceans 3m years ago were about two metres long at birth, researchers find

Ian Sample Science editor

11, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Early humans may have survived the harsh winters by hibernating
Seasonal damage in bone fossils in Spain suggest Neanderthals and their predecessors followed the same strategy as cave bears

Robin McKie Science Editor

20, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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