Friday 18 April, 2014

Our vegetarian ancestors were once meat lovers!

In a thrilling discovery, paleontologists have unearthed the earliest ancestor of land-dwelling plant eaters: The striking point is that these tiny animals were once meat lovers who evolved into herbivores Continue reading “Our vegetarian ancestors were once meat lovers!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Chilled lager beer originated in 500-year-old caves!

The origin of cold-adapted yeast that blended with a distant cousin to make your favourite lager beer has been found in 500-year-old caves in south America Continue reading “Chilled lager beer originated in More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Revealed: Biting flies behind zebras stripes formation

Go tell this to your kids that the great riddle about black and white stripes on zebra has finally been solved Continue reading “Revealed: Biting flies behind zebras stripes formation” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Meet largest predator to have roamed Europe

Some 150 million years ago, dinosaurs that were 10 metres long and weighed 405 tonnes ruled the Iberian Peninsula Continue reading “Meet largest predator to have roamed Europe” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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First family tree created for all living bird species

An international team of researchers has created the world’s first family Continue reading “First family tree created for all living bird species” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Duck-bill dinos had amazing teeth

Duck-billed dinosaurs, described as ‘walking pulp mills’, had an amazing capacity Continue reading “Duck-bill dinos had amazing teeth” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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`Monster` crocodile fossil found in Oz

Researchers have found what they believe to be the jawbone of an ancient “monster” crocodile at a remote station in northwest Queensland Continue reading “`Monster` crocodile fossil found in Oz” More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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More evidence for ancient Martian oceans found

Researchers have examined large-scale polygons on Mars and compared them to similar features on Earth’s seafloor Continue reading “More evidence for ancient Martian oceans found” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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New Jurassic Park in Petri dish – 500mn-year-old bacteria recreated in lab

A 500 million-year-old bacteria has been brought back to life in a laboratory at Georgia Tech in an experiment with echoes of Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park Continue reading “New Jurassic Park in Petri More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Social birds take more care of own family members than distant kin

A new study has found that social birds that forgo breeding to help raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely to care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin Continue reading More...