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Cartilaginous fish
2014-12-02 04:00:57

Paleontologists from the University of Zurich now reveal that climate catastrophes in the past played a crucial role in the dominance of ray-finned fish today.

Megalodon
2014-10-27 05:26:49

An ancient 45- to 60-foot shark that resembled a larger version of the Great White shark, became extinct over two million years ago, and its death may have caused whales to grow to their current sizes.

roots of human altruism
2014-08-29 03:00:23

Apes hardly ever act selflessly without being solicited by others; humans often do. What has caused this curious divergence, which is arguably the secret to our species’ unparalleled success?

Stored Carbohydrates Make Trees More Resistant To Drought
2014-06-30 03:41:47

How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored

2014-03-12 11:36:56

Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time.

2014-01-22 11:09:41

In Europe as well as worldwide, cocaine is the second most frequently used drug after cannabis.

2013-12-11 12:29:51

85 out of every 100 people in Switzerland have access to the internet.

2013-11-25 15:15:08

Glioblastoma is one of the most ominous brain tumors.

Ancient Skull Of Human Ancestor Implies All Homo Species Were One
2013-10-18 06:36:29

An analysis of a 1.8 million-year-old human skull suggests that the earliest members of our Homo genus actually belonged to a single species, a finding that contradicts previous beliefs that there were several different human species walking the Earth during that time.

Fossil Fish Reveals New Evolutionary Body Elongation Mechanism
2013-10-08 04:46:25

A third, previously unidentified reason for the extreme elongation of snake and eel bodies has been discovered by a team of University of Zurich paleontologists who published their findings Monday in the journal Nature Communications.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.