Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China

The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.

The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.

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Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Lisa Winter | Feb 21, 2020
Contrary to popular thinking, the period of arrested development is an active state of maintaining muscle integrity.
Image of the Day: Big Body, Little Brain
Image of the Day: Big Body, Little Brain
Amy Schleunes | Feb 20, 2020
An extinct rodent relative of the capybara appears to have had a smaller brain-to-body ratio than similar species.
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Neanderthal Skeleton Find Supports Idea of Intentional Burials
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
Microscopic plant remnants found near the bones indicate that the ancient humans practiced burying rituals, but the archaeological field is not in full agreement.
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Amy Schleunes | Feb 18, 2020
A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.
Remnants of Extinct Hominin Species Found in West African Genomes
Remnants of Extinct Hominin Species Found in West African Genomes
Shawna Williams | Feb 13, 2020
A study points to the existence of an ancient human relative that interbred with Homo sapiens.
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Amy Schleunes | Feb 3, 2020
Planarian flatworms grow to double their normal size when scientists inhibit a gene that suppresses growth.
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Amy Schleunes | Jan 23, 2020
The click beetle’s intricate false eyes cast a deep black color with the help of pigment-coated hairs.
Image of the Day: Farming Ants
Image of the Day: Farming Ants
Amy Schleunes | Jan 22, 2020
Evolution imbued ants with an agriculture strategy that optimizes food rewards.
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Amy Schleunes | Jan 17, 2020
A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.