Archive: 27/05/2014

Prehistoric birds lacked in diversity

Birds come in astounding variety—from hummingbirds to emus—and behave in myriad ways: they soar the skies, swim the waters, and forage the forests. But this wasn't always the case, according to research by scientists ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Intertwined evolution of human brain and brawn

The cognitive differences between humans and our closest living cousins, the chimpanzees, are staggeringly obvious. Although we share strong superficial physical similarities, we have been able to use our incredible mental ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Evolution
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A habitable environment on Martian volcano?

( —Heat from a volcano erupting beneath an immense glacier would have created large lakes of liquid water on Mars in the relatively recent past. And where there's water, there is also the possibility of life. A ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Space Exploration
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