Evolution

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Humans able to understand other apes better than thought, research suggests
Study from St Andrew’s University gauges ability of people to interpret bonobo and chimpanzee gestures

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Altruism towards other species may have helped humans thrive, study finds
How toddlers interact with dogs helps explain how humans came to domesticate animals, scientists say

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Madagascar’s unique wildlife faces imminent wave of extinction, say scientists
Study suggests 23m years of evolutionary history could be wiped out if the island’s endangered mammals go extinct

Phoebe Weston

10, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Holy grail’ wheat gene discovery could feed our overheated world
Harvests that form a vital element of the diets of 4.5 billion people are being devastated by global heating. Now research has found a key to create a heat-resistant variety

Robin McKie Science Editor

07, Jan, 2023 @1:43 PM

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‘There’s been a fundamental change in our planet’: hunt on for spot to mark the start of the Anthropocene epoch
Scientists are to pick a location that sums up the current Anthropocene epoch when Homo sapiens made its mark

Robin McKie Science editor

01, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Scientists claim first discovery of mammal eaten by dinosaur
Paleontologists say they have identified foot of mouse-sized mammal in fossilised rib cage of predatory microraptor

Harry Taylor

21, Dec, 2022 @12:11 AM

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Teeth suggest ancestors of diplodocus may have eaten meat
Analysis shows ‘earliest members of two main veggie dinosaur lineages were not exclusively herbivorous’

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Bipedalism in humans may have come from foraging in treetops, research suggests
Walking on two legs may not have been linked to environmental shifts, as previously thought

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

14, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Fossil found in drawer is found to be oldest known modern lizard
Specimen collected in 1950s pushes back origins of squamates by at least 34m years

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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CT scans of toothed bird fossil leads to jaw-dropping discovery
Dating back more than 65m years, specimen’s mobile palate challenges understanding of avian evolution

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘The sheer scale is extraordinary’: meet the titanosaur that dwarfs Dippy the diplodocus
One of the largest creatures to have walked the Earth is to become the Natural History Museum’s new star attraction

Robin McKie Science Editor

26, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The real paleo diet: researchers find traces of world’s oldest meal in 550m-year-old fossil
Remains of slug-like Ediacaran animal Kimberella contain compounds suggesting it had a gut and ate bacteria and algae from the ocean floor

Donna Lu

22, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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