New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent: Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia fossils recovered from East African Rift System 

A new dinosaur that wears its ‘heart’ on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period.

Source: New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent: Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia fossils recovered from East African Rift System — ScienceDaily

Researchers: Life didn’t just hang on but throve 3.5 billion years ago 

The microbes that metabolized practically anything back then just to stay alive didn’t appear to want to do much else. Yes, it’s an old question why they didn’t (couldn’t?) Or maybe they even did. But based on the history of the last half-billion years, there should be an answer.

Source: Researchers: Life didn’t just hang on but throve 3.5 billion years ago | Uncommon Descent

Evolution: Larger datasets unravel deep roots — ScienceDaily

Comparative genome content analyses provide insight into the early evolution of animals. A novel method that permits the use of larger datasets in such studies yields results that are consistent with classical views of animal phylogeny.

Source: Evolution: Larger datasets unravel deep roots — ScienceDaily