CATEGORY: Evolution
Scientists Decode Secrets of 15-Million-Year-Old Monkey Brain
July 7, 2015

When scientists used 3-D computer imaging to examine the 15-million-year-old skull of an ancient Old World monkey, they discovered some intriguing things. Read More

90 Years Ago, Scopes (and Evolution) Indicted in Tennessee
May 25, 2015

On May 25, 1925, John T. Scopes—the defendant in the famous “Monkey Trial”—was indicted for teaching the theory of evolution in his high school science class. Read More

Discovery of Oldest Human Fossil Fills Evolutionary Gap
March 11, 2015

A newly unearthed fossil from Ethiopia is altering the timeline of human evolution, pushing it back by nearly a half-million years. Read More

Ability to Digest Alcohol Played Key Role in Human Evolution
December 4, 2014

Researchers have found that human ancestors developed the ability to digest alcohol around 10 million years ago—and it may have been key to their survival. Read More

Lower Testosterone May Have Civilized Humanity, Study Says
August 6, 2014

A new study argues that humanity’s development of tools, art and culture may have coincided with lower levels of testosterone and a more feminine skull shape. Read More

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Human Traits May Not Have Evolved All At Once, Scientists Say
July 7, 2014

After analyzing fossil evidence, a group of anthropologists now suggest that human evolution may have been even more complicated than we thought. Read More

Mass Extinction Occurred Much Faster Than Previously Thought
February 20, 2014

Some 252 million years ago, the planet’s largest mass extinction took place in only around 60,000 years -- almost instantaneously, relative to geologic time. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Charles Darwin
February 12, 2014

In honor of Darwin Day, learn 10 surprising facts about the famed evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. Read More

Prehistoric Crocodile-Like Species Discovered in Texas
February 4, 2014

Texas Tech University scientists have unearthed evidence of a previously unknown species of ancient crocodile-like creatures. Read More

From Fins to Feet? Ancient Fish Reveals Link
January 14, 2014

Fossils of an ancient fish found in the Canadian Arctic suggest that the hind legs of four-legged animals actually developed in the water, as enhanced fins. Read More

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