Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

Chris Johns/NGC Genome analysis of ancient people from Africa reveals a complicated migration history for the human species. Ignored for too long by researchers, ancient humans who lived in Africa … Continue reading Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

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Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

The new species Ramadapis sahnii existed 11 to 14 million years ago and is a member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family. It consumed leaves and was about the size … Continue reading Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

This ancient sea creature is so messed up, scientists can’t stop arguing over it 

Last year, scientists declared a decades-old mystery solved – that bizarre monstrosity you see in the image above had for years defied classification, but two separate studies said they finally … Continue reading This ancient sea creature is so messed up, scientists can’t stop arguing over it