Rodent-like creature may be our earliest ancestor

Rodent-like creature may be our earliest ancestor

The earliest known ancestors of the mammal lineage that includes everything from humans, to blue whales, to pygmy shrews may ...
'Tissue paper' made from organs could repair damage, restore function

‘Tissue paper’ made from organs could repair damage, restore function

Scientists have created paper-like biomaterials from organs such as the ovaries, uterus, heart, liver and muscle that are thin and ...
Could alien life be made from silicon instead of carbon?

Could alien life be made from silicon instead of carbon?

Science fiction has long imagined alien worlds inhabited by silicon-based life...Now, scientists have for the first time shown that nature ...
Survival of humans and other complex life linked to natural gene transfer between ancient microorganisms

Survival of humans and other complex life linked to natural gene transfer between ancient microorganisms

One of the most pivotal moments in Earth's history was the evolution of the photosynthetic life that suffused air with ...
What determines baby's sex? Ancient viral genes may hold answer

What determines baby’s sex? Ancient viral genes may hold answer

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It's a boy! Or ...

Did modern humans drive ancient ‘hobbit’ to extinction?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The extinct human lineage ...

Human likely evolved smaller teeth due to tool use

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Wisdom teeth may have ...
Fish that walks helps explain how humans colonized land

Fish that walks helps explain how humans colonized land

An unusual species of fish that can walk and breathe air shows that these animals may be more capable of ...

Pre-conception diet affects child’s DNA

A woman's diet at the time of conception might cause lasting changes in the DNA of her children, potentially influencing ...

Platypus will probably never get its stomach back

Bizarrely, many species of animals, such as the carp and platypus, lost their stomachs in the evolutionary past, and new ...

DNA indicates that ancient humans dined on meat from domesticated pigs

Ancient hunter-gatherers in Europe, whose meat intake was once limited to wild game, may have enjoyed bacon, ham, pork chops ...

DNA technique reveals looks of long-dead Humans

The color of the eyes and hair of ancestors dead for hundreds of years can now be revealed from their ...

New life for the dead: Stem cells from corpses’ scalps

Death will come for us all one day, but life will not fade from our bodies all at once. After ...