Latest Biological evolution Stories
University of Bonn researchers postulate: Dinosaurs’ color vision sheds light on the origin of feathers.
An international team of researchers has discovered the first-ever fossils belonging to a plant-eating dinosaur that contained both scales and featherlike structures, suggesting that plumage might have been present in a far greater number of species than previously believed.
New research from the University of Copenhagen and University of British Columbia (UBC) has revealed that oxygen appeared 700 million years earlier than we previously thought. The findings, published in the journal Nature, raises new questions about the evolution of early life.
Scientists at the University of Southampton have used a wind tunnel to help understand how early feathered dinosaurs were able to fly.
When you inspect the legs of most birds you will find everything from the knee down is scaly rather than feathery. There is an exception to this rule however. Some birds of prey, such as eagles, have more feathering below the knee extending down to the feet.
Officials are looking for a high-tech apparatus that will help an injured loggerhead turtle regain the ability to swim after she lost both front flippers.
More evidence has emerged, published in the journal Current Biology, claiming birds are the descendants of dinosaurs.
One of the most complete dinosaur fossils ever discovered suggests that feathered dinosaurs were more prevalent than previously thought and could have been the norm, not the exception.
In the animal kingdom, everything is not as it seems. Individuals of the same species can look very different from each other - what biologists term 'polymorphism.'
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