Search results for Ostrich

Archaeology May 06, 2021

Archaeologists have discovered the earliest anthropogenic landscape on Earth

As far as we know, humans as a species have been around for at least 300 000 years. Recently, we have come to realize that our impact on the climate and earth's ecology is unsustainable. Landscape change driven by humans ...

Archaeology Apr 29, 2021

Discarded ostrich shells provide timeline for our early African ancestors

Archeologists have learned a lot about our ancestors by rummaging through their garbage piles, which contain evidence of their diet and population levels as the local flora and fauna changed over time.

Paleontology & Fossils Apr 20, 2021

Walk the dinosaur: New biomechanical model shows Tyrannosaurus rex in a swinging gait

Researchers from the Netherlands have created a new approach to envision how dinosaurs walked. By modeling a T. rex tail as a suspension bridge, the scientists formed a new idea of the animal's walking speed. Trix, the tyrannosaur ...

Archaeology Mar 31, 2021

Early humans in the Kalahari were as innovative as their coastal neighbors

Archaeological evidence in a rock shelter at the edge of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, is challenging the idea that the origins of our species were linked to coastal environments. Published in Nature, Dr. Jayne Wilkins ...

Evolution Mar 24, 2021

Giant fossil flightless bird had an enormous body but was still 'bird-brained'

The largest flightless bird ever to live weighed in up to 600kg and had a whopping head about half a meter long—but its brain was squeezed for space.

Social Sciences Feb 23, 2021

Social psychologist offers key to ending racism

Social psychologist Robert Livingston has spent decades studying racism and advising businesses and nonprofits how to confront it in their workplaces. In a new book, "The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About ...

Plants & Animals Feb 05, 2021

Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics

Lainy Day, an associate professor of biology at the University of Mississippi and director of the university's neuroscience minor, has published an article in Nature, an international journal that publishes the finest peer-reviewed ...

Environment Feb 03, 2021

Drone and landsat imagery shows long-term change in vegetation cover along intermittent river

In the Namib Desert in southwestern Africa, the Kuiseb River, an ephemeral river which is dry most of the year, plays a vital role to the region. It provides most of the vegetation to the area and serves as a home for the ...

Plants & Animals Feb 03, 2021

Temperature fluctuations over a 20-year period affect ostrich fertility traits

A team of researchers from, Lund University, the University of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for South Africa has learned more about how animals cope with rising temperatures by studying ostriches ...

Paleontology & Fossils Dec 09, 2020

Why do elephants and tigers still roam in India? Study offers clues

Tropical Asia and Africa are the only regions on Earth that retain diverse populations of large, land-dwelling mammals, such as elephants, rhinos, and big cats. A new study co-authored by Yale researcher Advait M. Jukar suggests ...

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