News tagged with ancestors

Fossil egg links dinosaurs to modern birds

Researchers from Spain identified in Lleida a series of dinosaur eggs with a unique characteristic: They are oval in shape. The discovery represents proof in favor of the hypothesis that birds and non avian theropods, dinosaurs ...

Jul 12, 2012
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The living fossils of brain evolution

(Phys.org) -- In the course of its evolution, the architecture of the mouse brain may have barely changed. Similar to the tiny ancestors of modern mammals that lived about 80 million years ago, nerve cells ...

May 23, 2012
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Earth history and evolution

In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity. Indeed, the family to which cypresses belong, is an ancient lineage of conifers, and a new study of their evolution affords a ...

May 03, 2012
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Orangutans harbor ancient primate Alu

Alu elements infiltrated the ancestral primate genome about 65 million years ago. Once gained an Alu element is rarely lost so comparison of Alu between species can be used to map primate evolution and diversity. New research ...

Apr 30, 2012
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