Evolution

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Human body size shaped by climate, evolutionary study shows
Research combines data from fossils with climate models, revealing the effect of climate on body and brain size

Charlotte Burton

08, Jul, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Climate crisis causing male dragonflies to lose wing ‘bling’, study finds
Black patterns used to attract mates can cause the insects to overheat in hotter climates

Sofia Quaglia

05, Jul, 2021 @10:10 PM

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Massive human head in Chinese well forces scientists to rethink evolution
‘Dragon man’ skull reveals new branch of family tree more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals

Ian Sample Science editor

25, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Fossilised bones found in Israel could belong to mystery extinct humans
Remains with combination of Neanderthal and early human features date back 100,000 years

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Jun, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Dinosaurs lived in the Arctic, research suggests
Discovery of tiny fossils indicates dinosaurs raised young in freezing region – and may have been warm-blooded

Nicola Davis Science Correspondent

24, Jun, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Footprints of possibly last dinosaurs to walk Britain found in Kent
Scientists find fossilised footprints of multiple dinosaur species preserved by sediment in Folkestone

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

18, Jun, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Country diary: in the fight to survive, red campion is a surprise battleground
Brancepeth, County Durham: These small flowers are prone to an extraordinary parasite

Phil Gates

16, Jun, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Remains of nine Neanderthals found in cave south of Rome
Italian archaeologists believe most of Neanderthals were killed by hyenas then dragged back to den

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

08, May, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Experience: I found a 480-million-year-old fossil in my garden
I found a ball of mud with something pointy sticking out the top. I ran into the kitchen screaming. I was so excited

Siddak Gursang Singh Nirankari Jhamat

07, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Terrawatch: midge fossils offer insight into past climates
A study of fossilised insects suggests a correlation between their body size and the temperature

Kate Ravilious

04, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Big-brained’ mammals may just have small bodies, study suggests
Examination of 1,400 living and extinct species finds evolutionary selection may not be reason for larger brains

Natalie Grover

28, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Microbes are ‘unknown unknowns’ despite being vital to all life, says study
Understanding these tiny organisms could be key to tackling threats such as coronavirus, but new research shows how little we know

Patrick Greenfield

19, Apr, 2021 @4:01 AM

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