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Ancient skull shows early 'baleen whale' had teeth

Today's baleen whales (Mysticetes) support their massive bodies by filtering huge volumes of small prey from seawater using comb-like baleen in their mouths much like a sieve. But new evidence reported in the journal Current ...

dateMay 10, 2018 in Evolution
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Photosynthesis in plants key to speedy evolution

In a study of 11 different plant species, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, researchers at the University of Oxford have shown that the speed at which plants evolve is linked to how good they are at photosynthesis.

dateApr 24, 2018 in Evolution
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Carbon dioxide and iron at the origin of life

Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have discovered a striking similarity between the way carbon dioxide (CO2) reacts with metals and the way that ancient microbes use CO2 to build their biomass, providing potential ...

dateMay 14, 2018 in Evolution
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