Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Research suggests humans evolved from prehistoric sharks

Believe it or not – humans evolved from a prehistoric shark that populated the seas more than 300 million years ago Continue reading “Research suggests humans evolved from prehistoric sharks” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Insects store ‘voicemail’ messages in soil through plants

Scientists had already revealed that insects could use plants as ‘green phones’ for communication with other bugs Continue reading “Insects store ‘voicemail’ messages in soil through plants” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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Female butterflies prefer males with flashier wings

With only limited exposure, female butterflies can learn to prefer males with more spots on their wings, a new Yale University study has found Continue reading “Female butterflies prefer males with flashier More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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Doubts cast over exploding dinosaur hypothesis

The pregnant ichthyosaur female from Holzmaden (Germany) that perished 182 million years ago has Continue reading “Doubts cast over exploding dinosaur hypothesis” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Killer clawed dinosaurs yield new theory about flight in birds

In a new study, scientists have described how dinosaurs like Velocriaptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws Continue reading “Killer clawed dinosaurs yield new theory about flight in birds” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Modern humans have better sense of smell than Neanderthals

Scientists have found that the human temporal lobes, involved in language, memory and social functions as well as the olfactory bulbs are relatively larger in Homo sapiens than in Neanderthals Continue reading “Modern More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Early man lost his fur to stay cool while running around on 2 feet

Early man shed his hair gradually to cope with the heat of active, foraging lifestyle, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Early man lost his fur to stay cool while running around on 2 feet” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
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Starving orangutans may tell tale of evolution of human teeth

Starving orangutans in Borneo may shed light on how human teeth evolved, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Starving orangutans may tell tale of evolution of human teeth” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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T-Rex tooth fetches record £36k at auction

A dinosaur tooth from the remains a Tyrannosaurus Rex found in the United States has set a world record after being sold for 36,000 pounds Continue reading “T-Rex tooth fetches record £36k at auction” More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Otzi the iceman’s stomach was full when he died

Otzi the iceman, a man who lived 5300 years ago, died less than an hour after his last meals, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Otzi the iceman’s stomach was full when he died” »  More...