A jelly-like sea sponge has helped shed light on an elusive part of the human genome, with implications for biomedical research and healthcare.
Source: Sea sponge helps scientists unravel 700-million-year-old mystery of evolution
Significant environmental change in East Africa between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago prompted a major step in human evolution.
Source: Climate change and human evolution – World Socialist Web Site
A new study suggests at least two close relatives of Homo sapiens may have died out as their environments changed.
Source: Hominin Extinctions – Climate Change May Have Driven Extinctions
For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. Not so, say researchers.
Source: Early big-game hunters of the Americas were female, researchers suggest: Challenges age-old ‘man-the-hunter’ hypothesis — ScienceDaily
Our relationship with pups spans millennia, and new DNA analysis shows just how much people influenced canine evolution
Source: How Dogs and Humans Evolved and Migrated in Tandem | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
By analyzing duplicates of thousands of genes, researchers have reconstructed the evolutionary events leading to the creation of eukaryotic cells, the precursors to virtually all life you can see with the naked eye. The evolutionary timeline from simple bacterial cells to complex eukaryotic cells
Source: Timeline Unveiled for One of the Most Important and Puzzling Events in the Evolution of Life
Named for a mythological Chinese chimera, Kylinxia zhangi, a newly described fossilized arthropod, possesses some of the weirdest bits of other early arthropods.
Source: A weird, ancient shrimp has changed scientist’s understanding of evolution