Forget ridiculous superstitions about black cats -- dark-colored animals carry survival perks in their coloring.
An ancient relative of the hippopotamus likely swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago.
An ancestral study of the hippo reveals that a wide variety of animals share distant relations with the mammal.
Luna moths have just a week to live, their only goal to find a mate and make more luna moths. Their only problem? How to dodge bats that want to eat them. It turns out that's what their super-long tails are for -- pulling a "made you miss!" on bats.
From humongous dinosaurs to ever-growing humans, it appears that bigger is better, at least where evolution is concerned. Continue reading →
Misidentified remains provide a missing link that helps resolve a gap of more than 5 million years in fur seal and sea lion evolutionary history.
Our earliest animal ancestors were a tiny but tough group, reveals newly discovered remains of the world's first tree-dwelling and subterranean mammal ancestors. Continue reading →
Some of the oldest known 'dogs' have just been determined to be wolves -- so who were the first actual dogs?
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