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quail dinosaurs
2014-12-10 03:00:14

Dinosaurs did it. Human beings and monkeys do it. And even birds do it. They walk on two legs.

kangaroo
2014-10-17 05:45:15

Modern kangaroos are known for their hopping abilities, but that doesn’t mean we should assume that all ancient relatives of the marsupial used this mode of transportation.

dinosaur arms bird wings
2014-10-02 08:08:28

The scientific community has accepted the idea that birds evolved from a branch of the dinosaur tree. What evolutionary biologists haven't figure out, however, is how wrists evolved from straight to bent and hyperflexible.

footfall sequences
2014-07-18 03:05:22

Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution.

Did A Dexterous Hand Or An Agile Foot Evolve First
2013-10-07 11:16:58

Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion.

2013-07-26 11:19:51

According to a new study, led by University of Texas at Austin anthropologists Gabrielle A. Russo and Liza Shapiro, the 9- to 7-million-year-old ape from Italy did not, in fact, walk habitually on two legs.

Bipedal Rodents Survive In The Desert Using Jumps, Hops And Skips
2013-07-07 18:35:07

Researchers have found that bipedal desert rodents manage to compete with their quadrupedal counterparts by using a diverse set of jumps, hops and skips.

Terrain Played Evolutionary Role To Upright Walking In Humans
2013-05-24 13:22:24

Archaeologists from the University of York have challenged evolutionary theories about why our ancestors began walking upright. Publishing research in the journal Antiquity, the team wrote that our upright gait may have begun in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa.

2013-03-13 15:52:17

When, how and why modern humans first stood up and walked on two legs is considered to be one of the greatest missing links in our evolutionary history.

Backaches Evolved Once We Started To Walk Upright
2013-02-15 19:08:09

Feeling like your feet are a little sore or you have a backache after a day of shopping or walking around town? Well, scientists now say you can blame that on evolution.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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