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Mammals can evolve from the size of a mouse to the size of an elephant in as little as 24 million generations, although they shrink more than 10 times as fast as they grow to large sizes.
Scientists have identified a critical step in the evolution of filter-feeding whales' enormous mouths.
A fossil from a species of dinosaur previously believed to exist only in the northern hemisphere has been found in Australia, giving scientists new leads into the history of dinosaurs.
Scientists said Wednesday they had solved the mystery surrounding the paper nautilus, a brittle and translucent shell that belongs to the rarely-seen species of octopi known as argonauts.
Scientists have uncovered a hip bone believed to belong to an ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus Rex in Australia, providing the first evidence that the fearsome carnivore may have lived in the southern hemisphere.
A report in the December 14th issue of Current Biology adds an octopus to the growing list of tool users.
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower