Strange Fossil Findings Cast Evolution in New Light
Strange Fossil Findings Cast Evolution in New Light
Strange fossils, including some that could be predecessors to modern animals, found in China shed new light on the evolution of large, complex organisms, and indicate that they may have diversified earlier than thought. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 6 days ago
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 Myanmar fossil may shed light on evolution
Myanmar fossil may shed light on evolution
Fossils recently discovered in Myanmar could prove that the common ancestors of humans, monkeys and apes -- known as anthropoids -- evolved from primates in Asia, rather than Africa, researchers contend in a study released Wednesday. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 New Fossils Of Extremely Primitive 4-Legged Creatures Close The Gap Between Fish And Land Animals
New Fossils Of Extremely Primitive 4-Legged Creatures Close The Gap Between Fish And Land Animals
New exquisitely preserved fossils from Latvia cast light on a key event in our own evolutionary history, when our ancestors left the water and ventured onto land. Swedish researcher Per Ahlberg from Uppsala University and colleagues have reconstructed parts of the animal and explain the transformation. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Scientists break speed of light
Scientists break speed of light
The clever boffins have finally managed to break the speed of light. A light pulse was so fast that it "exited a specially-prepared chamber before it even finished entering it." picked by TheStep 4 years ago
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 Paleontologists Discover Ancient Jurassic Mammal with New Type of Teeth
Paleontologists Discover Ancient Jurassic Mammal with New Type of Teeth
A team of Chinese and American scientists has discovered a new mammal from the 165 million-year-old lakebeds of the Jurassic Period in Northern China. It sheds light on the earliest mammalian evolution, especially the convergent evolution of teeth among early mammals, and leads scientists to think that mammals were far more diverse in the age of dinosaurs than previously thought. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Evolution glitch? ‘New’ fossils put old theory in question
Evolution glitch? ‘New’ fossils put old theory in question
Surprising research based on two African fossils suggests our family tree is more like a wayward bush with stubby branches, challenging what had been common thinking on how early humans evolved. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Rocks reveal oldest known jellyfish fossils
Rocks reveal oldest known jellyfish fossils
The oldest known fossils of jellyfish have been found in rocks in Utah that are more than 500 million years old. The fossils are an unusual discovery because soft-bodied creatures, such as jellyfish, rarely survive in the fossil record, unlike animals with hard shells or bones. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 New fossil bird found
New fossil bird found
The new bird, Eoconfuciusornis is the oldest known confuciusornithid, a group unique to China. It therefore represents an early stage in bird evolution. Confuciusornithids lived from 120-131 million years ago and include the oldest birds with horny beaks. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Noah's ark filled with 5000 rare animals found abandoned off coast of China
Noah's ark filled with 5000 rare animals found abandoned off coast of China
Stripped of anything that would identify the vessel, it was found drifting in the South China sea with 200 crates of rare animals... most near death from dehydration. picked by BrownTrout 4 years ago
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 Flatfish Fossils Fill In Evolutionary Missing Link
Flatfish Fossils Fill In Evolutionary Missing Link
Hidden away in museums for more that 100 years, some recently rediscovered flatfish fossils have filled a puzzling gap in the story of evolution and answered a question that initially stumped even Charles Darwin. picked by mutil8or 3 years ago
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 China: Land of wacky fun
China: Land of wacky fun
Park officials in China have found a way to stop people from hogging their benches for too long - by fitting steel spikes on a coin-operated timer.
If visitors at the Yantai Park in Shangdong province, eastern China, linger too long without feeding the meter, dozens of sharp spikes shoot through the seat. picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 If China had a Wikileaker
If China had a Wikileaker
What if China had a WikiLeaker and we could see what its embassy in Washington was reporting about America?

Some interesting thoughts about the status the U.S. picked by melgesevad 3 months ago
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 $250k to anyone who can prove evolution
$250k to anyone who can prove evolution
A standing offer of $250,000 to anyone who can give any empirical evidence (scientific proof) for evolution.* My $250,000 offer demonstrates that the hypothesis of evolution is nothing more than a religious belief. picked by eastcoast1978 2 years ago
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 Quantum doughnuts slow and freeze light at will
Quantum doughnuts slow and freeze light at will
Research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use doughnut shaped by-products of quantum dots to slow and even freeze light, opening up a wide range of possibilities from reliable and effective light based computing to the possibility of "slow glass". picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 KFC lost sister found in China
KFC lost sister found in China
Ji’a'po is a fast food chain founded in 2007 and now there are about a hundred stores in China. What make people impressed the most about this chain however is the logo, as it looks so much alike as KFC’s one. Netizens in China start making fun of these two nearly identical image and calling Ji’a'po is the lost sister of Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Rare fossils found in monument in Moravian Cemetery
Rare fossils found in monument in Moravian Cemetery
Amid miles of winding pathways and 114 acres of burial ground in New Dorp stands a 15-foot monument. This shrine, located in Moravian Cemetery, has been a part of the borough's landscape since 1863. Fossils that are between 248 and 540 million years old. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 'Dinosaur City': World's largest fossil site unearthed in China
'Dinosaur City': World's largest fossil site unearthed in China
Scientists claim to have uncovered the world's largest haul of dinosaur fossils in China.

They recovered some 7,600 fossils from a 980ft-long pit near Zhucheng city in the eastern province of Shandong in a dig lasting seven months. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Modern Humans Lived in India Earlier Than Thought, Study Finds
Modern Humans Lived in India Earlier Than Thought, Study Finds
Remains of stone tools found amid ash deposits in India from a volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago show that modern humans were living there earlier than scientists had previously thought. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Mysterious DNA Found to Survive Eons of Evolution
Mysterious DNA Found to Survive Eons of Evolution
Snippets of mammalian DNA have been found that have survived eons of evolution and yet have no apparent purpose. Furthermore, although mutations do occur in this region, they are quickly weeded out. It seems that this region is under an intense purifying selection. picked by bernardblack 2 years ago
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 Glowing plaster that destroys skin cancer by zapping it with light unveiled
Glowing plaster that destroys skin cancer by zapping it with light unveiled
A glowing plaster that can patch up wounds AND destroy skin cancer cells by zapping them with light, has been unveiled by British scientists.

The strip of bendy plastic is embedded with light-emitting diodes that blast a high-powered of beam of red light onto tumours. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Raindrops drive flower evolution
Raindrops drive flower evolution
The humble raindrop may have played an important role in the evolution of flowers, scientists in China have discovered.

A study of 80 species has revealed that flowers evolve different shapes and structures in part to prevent their pollen getting wet. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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