Did Neanderthal military superiority delay our migration out of Africa?
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Fossils reveal that dinosaurs' flying cousins become twice as efficient at flying over 150 million years.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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Ancient sea creatures spent years crossing the ocean on rafts – we've worked out how it was possible
New research show how crinoids could live for so long on floating wood without it breaking up.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.
July 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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How we identified a new ancestor of the likes of _Diplodocus_ from old bones.
July 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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New research on the Late Devonian extinction suggests the ozone layer could be naturally depleted as the temperature rises.
June 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers realised a dull-looking 13,000-year-old weevil was actually covered in brilliant green, blue and yellow nanoscopic crystals.
April 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
April 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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The fossil includes the tiny flying creature's original bone and flesh.
March 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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