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MADISON, N.J., Jan.
Humans evolved their current lightweight modern skeletons relatively recently, no earlier than the start of the Holocene about 12,000 years ago and even later in some populations, researchers from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) report in a new study.
New study turns a long-accepted evolutionary assumption on its head, finding that whale pelvic bones play a key role in mating.
Anybody who has ever cleaned out a closet knows the feeling of finding some long-forgotten item, but scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have taken it to a next level – re-discovering a 6,500-year-old human skeleton that had been kept for decades in one of their own storage rooms.
One of the riddles of mammal evolution explained: the strong conservation of the number of trunk vertebrae.
ROSEMONT, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cartilage is the connective tissue found throughout the body.
The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style, according to a paper published in PLOS ONE on February 26, 2014 by Ryan Felice and Patrick O'Connor from Ohio University.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb.
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Scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprint of the elephant shark - the oldest living animal in the cartilaginous fish family and the first to have its DNA decoded.
Muscle is soft tissue that is filled with protein filaments that manipulates the shape of a cell which can help with posture, movement and functions of other organs in the body such as the lungs and heart as well as the digestive tract. Formation and Orientation There are three different types of muscle tissues; skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. Skeletal muscle is used to hold together and monitor skeletal movements. Posture is mainly controlled by skeletal muscles located along...
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