Human fetuses evolved to slow shoulder growth for easier delivery

Journal Reference: Mikaze Kawada, Masato Nakatsukasa, Takeshi Nishimura, Akihisa Kaneko, Naomichi Ogihara, Shigehito Yamada, Walter Coudyzer, Christoph P. E. Zollikofer, Marcia S. Ponce de León, Naoki Morimoto. Human shoulder development is adapted to obstetrical constraints. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (16) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2114935119 The differences are a big head and wide … Read more

Diverse life forms may have evolved earlier than previously thought

Journal References: Dominic Papineau, Zhenbing She, Matthew S. Dodd, Francesco Iacoviello, John F. Slack, Erik Hauri, Paul Shearing, Crispin T. S. Little. Metabolically diverse primordial microbial communities in Earth’s oldest seafloor-hydrothermal jasper. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (15) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm2296 Matthew S. Dodd, Dominic Papineau, Tor Grenne, John F. Slack, Martin Rittner, Franco Pirajno, Jonathan O’Neil, … Read more

Good parenting evolved multiple times in moss animals

Journal Reference: Russell J. S. Orr, Emanuela Di Martino, Mali H. Ramsfjell, Dennis P. Gordon, Björn Berning, Ismael Chowdhury, Sean Craig, Robyn L. Cumming, Blanca Figuerola, Wayne Florence, Jean-Georges Harmelin, Masato Hirose, Danwei Huang, Sudhanshi S. Jain, Helen L. Jenkins, Olga N. Kotenko, Piotr Kuklinski, Hannah E. Lee, Teresa Madurell, Linda McCann, Hannah L. Mello, … Read more

Ancient ancestors evolved to be strong and snappy

Journal Reference: William J. Deakin, Philip S. L. Anderson, Wendy den Boer, Thomas J. Smith, Jennifer J. Hill, Martin Rücklin, Philip C. J. Donoghue and Emily J. Rayfield. Increasing morphological disparity and decreasing optimality for jaw speed and strength during the radiation of jawed vertebrates. Science Advances, 2022 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl3644 Almost all vertebrates are jawed … Read more

Scientists find new colony structure of fire ants evolved in one species before spreading to others

Scientists find new colony structure of fire ants evolved in one species before spreading to others – NovLink Home Mash N Scientists find new colony structure of fire ants evolved in one species before spreading to others We would love to say thanks to the writer of this short article for this outstanding web content … Read more

How plants evolved to colonize land over 500-million years ago

Journal Reference: Alexander M. C. Bowles, Jordi Paps, Ulrike Bechtold. Water‐related innovations in land plants evolved by different patterns of gene cooption and novelty. New Phytologist, 2022; DOI: 10.1111/nph.17981 Over the last 500-million years, the evolution of land plants has supported the diversity of life on an increasingly green planet. Throughout their evolution, plants have … Read more

Rom-com movies have evolved. But they still need these 3 simple elements

Rom com movies have evolved But they still need these 3

Rom-coms have been a go-to for Hollywood for years, but they have definitely evolved recently. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption toggle caption Catie Dull/NPR Rom-coms have been a go-to for Hollywood for years, but they have definitely evolved recently. Catie Dull/NPR There’s a lot of hype around romance on Valentine’s Day, but what is love without … Read more

Study reveals more hostile conditions on Earth as life evolved

Journal Reference: G. J. Cooke, D. R. Marsh, C. Walsh, B. Black, J.-F. Lamarque. A revised lower estimate of ozone columns during Earth’s oxygenated history. Royal Society Open Science, 2022; 9 (1) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.211165 Using a state-of-the-art climate model, researchers now believe the level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the Earth’s surface could have been … Read more

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