One associated effect of being ‘warm-blooded’ is a relatively fast growth-rate. Mammals (and birds, who are also ‘warm-blooded’) tend to grow much faster than ‘cold-blooded’ vertebrates, like fish and reptiles.
A nasty little 66-million-year-old family secret has been leaked by a recently unearthed tyrannosaur bone. The bone has peculiar teeth marks that strongly suggest it was gnawed by another tyrannosaur.
A recent study led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, even potentially altering history books.
Mass extinction events are sometimes portrayed in illustrations of volcanic eruptions causing widespread destruction.
At the end of the Pleistocene mammoths of Northern Eurasia used to experience chronic mineral hunger.
The extinction of large herbivores such as mammoths could explain massive prehistoric changes in vegetation and landscape structure.
Radiocarbon analysis of the decline and extinction of large mammals in the Americas lends support to the idea that hunting by humans led to the animals’ demise — and backs the generally accepted understanding of when humans arrived in, and how they colonized, the Western Hemisphere.
Plague infections were common in humans 3,300 years earlier than the historical record suggests, reports a study published October 22 in Cell.
As we read about the looting and destruction of cultural heritage sites in Syria, ISIS tends to make the headlines. Yet, a recent Dartmouth led study published in Near Eastern Archaeology analyzing satellite imagery of nearly 1,300 archaeological sites in Syria reveals that the Kurdish YPG, opposition forces and the
On the floor of the grave lay the skeleton of an adult male, stretched out on his back. Weapons lay to his left, and jewelry to his right.
Most of what we know about Mayan civilization relates to kings, queens and their elaborate temples. To understand what life was like for the 99 percent, one researcher turned to ancient animal bones stored at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
UCLA geochemists have found evidence that life likely existed on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago — 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested.
Nearly 100 fossil species pulled from a flooded cave in the Bahamas reveal a true story of persistence against all odds — at least until the time humans stepped foot on the islands.
Researchers know dinosaurs once ruled the earth, but they know very little about how these animals performed the basic task of balancing their energy intake and output–how their metabolisms worked.
Phenomenally durable crystals called zircons are used to date some of the earliest and most dramatic cataclysms of the solar system.
Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made a surprise discovery on an excursion to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), uncovering a rare nineteenth century glass spearhead.