Stories tagged: evolution
Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Study offers new look at why our brains evolved to be so big
Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain – a computer – and got back a surprising answer.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species
A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes
Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
The oldest known relative of dinosaurs was unusual, experts say
The 245-million-year-old fossils were some of the strangest ones Sterling Nesbitt had ever seen. Their bodies looked like crocodiles – stout and muscular, with four sturdy legs. But their necks …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Evolution always wins: University of Idaho video game uses mutating aliens to teach science concepts
“Darwin’s Demons,” a video game created at the University of Idaho, uses mutating aliens to teach students about natural selection and evolution.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 2 p.m.
As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies, study says
As a group, mammals average a lethal violence rate against their own of about three killings of their own species in 1,000 deaths. The “root” violence rate of early humans …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
Harvard professor: ‘It is natural and normal to be physically lazy’
Even those with the best of intentions often struggle to motivate themselves to work out. There’s almost always a powerful temptation to do something, or anything, else. This can feel …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American
The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit, study indicates
Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
Tue., March 1, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Man’s faithful dog summons help
Charles Carlson, a Northern Pacific section foreman, was working on the Hangman Creek bridge when “an ordinary black and brown dog” arrived and began jumping up and down.
Mon., Oct. 7, 2013
Research shows oxygen could have caused prehistoric growth
Many scientists would say life on Earth has a complex but single blueprint. For example, many animals have left hand and right hand parts that are mirror images of each …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2009
Polar oceans full of life
BANGKOK, Thailand – The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released today documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several …
Thu., July 25, 1996
10 Million-Year-Old Ape Face Found
Anthropologists have a new snapshot for the human family album, and she’s got a face only a mother could love: gaping, squarish eyes, a protruding mouth and not much of …