News tagged with history of science

Oldest primate skeleton discovered

An international team of paleontologists that includes Northern Illinois University anthropologist Dan Gebo is announcing the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Researchers map 'fly tree of life'

Calling it the "new periodic table for flies," researchers at North Carolina State University and collaborators across the globe have mapped the evolutionary history of flies, providing a framework for further comparative ...

Mar 14, 2011
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'Great speciators' explained: It's intrinsic

New molecular research shows that birds within the family Zosteropidae—named white eyes for the feathers that frame their eyes—form new species at a faster rate than any other known bird. Remarkably, unlike ...

Jan 26, 2009
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