It’s a good idea to be skeptical when any such claim is followed up with the assertion that humans “aren’t that cognitively unique after all.”
Source: Claim: Dogs Can Form “Abstract Concepts” | Evolution News
Evidence from 252m years ago shows surviving animals bounced back stronger, fitter, faster and smarter
Source: Terrawatch: how mass extinctions can spur on evolution | Science | The Guardian
No one knows for sure why we can’t remember the things that happened to us when we were infants—but scientists have a few guesses.
Source: Why Can’t You Remember the First Years of Your Life? What Scientists Know About ‘Infantile Amnesia’
Scientists have answered a longstanding question about mammalian evolution, examining ear anatomy of living and extinct mammals and their close relatives to determine when warm-bloodedness – a trait integral to the lineage’s success – first emerged.
Source: Scientists reveal origin of mammal evolution milestone: warm-bloodedness | Reuters
The long read: A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology
Source: Do we need a new theory of evolution? | Evolution | The Guardian
Structural studies of the robust material called sporopollenin reveal how it made plants hardy enough to reproduce on dry land.
Source: How the ‘Diamond of the Plant World’ Helped Land Plants Evolve | Quanta Magazine
Evolution has long been viewed as a rather random process, with the traits of species shaped by chance mutations and environmental events—and therefore largely unpredictable.
Source: Plant study hints evolution may be predictable
A fossil from 385 million years ago named Qikiqtania wakei shows that a descendant of early land animals lost its adaptations for land and became a more efficient swimmer
Source: Evolution: A fish that evolved to stand up on land went back to living in water | New Scientist