Hundreds of millions of years ago, a tiny green microbe joined forces with a fungus, and together they conquered the world. It’s a tale of two cross-kingdom organisms, one providing food and the one other shelter, and it’s been our touchstone example of symbiosis for 150 years. Trouble is, that story is nowhere near complete.
In a newly-identified ancient species, scientists have found evidence that ultrasonic hearing — and use of the navigational technique of echolocation — goes back millions of years earlier in whales than previously known. A newly-identified ancient species of whale suggests the water-bound mammals were capable of ultrasonic hearing much earlier than previously known.
The 9-feet long crocodile that hunted on two legs before the dinosaurs
Palaeontologists at North Carolina State University say Carnufex carolinesis - which means Carolina Butcher - was probably one of the top predators in the equatorial regions during the Triassic Period.
100,000-year-old human skulls from east Asia reveal complex mix of trends in time, space
Two partial archaic human skulls, from the Lingjing site, Xuchang, central China, provide a new window into the biology and populations patterns of the immediate predecessors of modern humans in eastern Eurasia.