Daniel Kadish

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This bird has a mohawk and is now the oldest known ancestor of modern birds

Two detailed fossils are introducing researchers to a new bird, one that lived around 130 million years ago and is being called the oldest known example of the group containing modern birds. The new bird has been named <i>Archaeornithura meemannae</i>. Feathers cover almost the entirety of its body, …

Africa’s deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species

The world’s largest and deadliest rapids are also crucibles of life. According to a new study, the final stretch of Africa’s Congo River—which packs …

Dams sparked quick evolution in competing fish - Futurity

Researchers say Colonial-era dams set off quick evolutionary changes among one kind of fish, the alewife, as well as its competition.

Scientists raised these fish to walk on land

Using living fish to study ancient evolutionary changes<p>Raising fish on land seems like the sort of idea you’d get while recovering from general anesthesia. But for three McGill University researchers, it made perfect sense. How else would you find out what behavioral and physiological changes might …

Humans, Other Animals Are Evolving Larger Bodies

From humongous dinosaurs to ever-growing humans, it appears that bigger is better, at least where evolution is concerned. Continue reading →<p>Humans …

Superwolves, new butterflies, and all the hybrid species evolving before our eyes

Native wolves had been eradicated and the forests of the eastern United States long cut down when residents of western New York first began to notice the arrival of coyotes in the 1940s.<p>The coyotes of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains were lithe and quick, usually weighing less than 30 pounds. …

Human evolution explained in the cutest two-minute animation

In a perfect world—or at least in the perfect world I have in my mind—kids would learn about chemistry, history, or human evolution theory through …

Film Festivals

Which Animals Have Barely Evolved?

Some species have managed to maintain their original looks—even over millions of years.<p>“You haven’t changed a bit!”<p>It’s nice when people lie about our Throwback Thursday pictures this way, but it’s also true that some of us stay better preserved than others.<p>David Gohman Luke wondered which animals …

Proof of evolution that you can find on your own body - Vox

Forty-two percent of Americans say that humans were created in their present form within the past 10,000 years — a percentage that hasn't changed much since 1982, when Gallup started polling views on evolution.<p>Several lines of evidence, from the fossil record, comparative anatomy, and genetics, …

Evolution

These Fish Have Been Caught Evolving to Survive on Land

Better to be a fish out of water than a fish eaten.<p>There are fish on our planet right now that are evolving to live on land, and a new study shows …

Birds Don't Have Teeth Because of Their Dinosaur Ancestors

Ever wonder why birds have beaks but no teeth? Blame evolution.<p>Today’s birds don’t seem quite as threatening as their gigantic dinosaur ancestors, in …

Dinosaurs

Evolution vs. Creationism

<b>Introduction</b> <i><br>by Karin Tucker</i><p><b>Section 1: At Issue: Evolution & Darwinism</b><p>1.1 Darwin’s Living Legacy <i><br>by Gary Stix</i><p>1.2 The Origin of Darwinism <i><br>by C.D.</i> …

Why Horses Can Help Us Understand One of the Key Questions on Evolution

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>For 600 million years, life has been responding to our changing …

'Resurrected' eggs reveal odd evolution of water fleas - Futurity

The dormant eggs of tiny crustaceans called Daphnia are like time capsules. When they hatched in the lab, their response to pollutants was …

When tech takes control of evolution

Ivan Gonzalez-Cabrera (ANU): On Social Tolerance and the Evolution of Human Normative Guidance. Humans are descended from murderous beasts (but …

Evolution: Real Science or Nonsense?

<i>"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in</i> …

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …

Why Haven't Any Animals Evolved Wheels As A Way To Move Around?

<i>If the wheel is an extremely efficient method of transportation then why is there no evolutionary equivalent in nature? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Madalyn Zimbric, MSc in</b> …

Biology

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

How human beings evolved from this disgusting creature

Meet the Saccorhytus, your oldest ancestor and your newest nightmare.<p>This week a team of paleontologists described a new link in the chain of human …

Paleontology

Accelerated brain aging may be in your genes

Different people age at different rates and the same goes for their brains, according to scientists at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), …