During the Late Permian Period, just over 250 million years ago, South Africa was home to rhinesuchid temnospondyls, large predatory amphibians with bodies similar to crocodiles or big salamanders.
The Sabre Toothed Marsupial
Popularly known as the “marsupial (or metatherian) sabertooth” because its extraordinarily large upper canines, Thylacosmilus lived in South America until its extinction about 3 million years ago.
Meat Eating Dinosaurs: Size Matters
In the broken dinosaur shin bone, the bone fractured along annual growth rings, which are very closely spaced. This animal grew slowly for many years. Image credit: Michael D’Emic
People and the Spread of Language
A global database has been created linking linguistic and genetic data entitled GeLaTo (Genes and Languages Together).
Porcini Mushrooms: More than meets the eye
Keaton Tremble and Bryn Dentinger, PhD, have suggested that porcini mushrooms have evolved in surprising ways.
The Evolution of Woodiness
The evolution of woodiness is still happening today, particularly in these areas that are known as natural laboratories of evolution: islands.
How Plants Changed The Earth
The evolution of land plants caused a sudden shift in the composition of Earth’s continents.
Changma Site Reveals ” two new species that increase our knowledge of Cretaceous bird faunas”
“We found combinations of dental features that we’ve never seen in any other dinosaurs.” – Jingmai O’Connor,
#Omicron: Studying Its Evolutionary Pattern
“This finding suggests that Omicron is likely the result of an evolutionary process that created a highly transmissible virus that partially evades our antibody responses.” Maciej Boni
Is This Where Our Big Brains Have Taken Us?
“One of the many bees in my bonnet is…that I like what I understand to be the attitude of the folk of the Neolithic, and often say it’s been downhill all the way since”