Stories tagged: evolution
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history – and they see a face peering back.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
The “Evolution” tour also features In This Moment.
Wed., July 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought.
Wed., May 23, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
Tue., March 1, 2016
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
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
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
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 …