paleontology

Rare Lizard Fossil Preserved in Amber

by University of Bonn
Researchers at the University of Bonn are investigating the conservation status of the reptile, which is up to 20 million years old

Researchers Were Not Right about Left Brains

by Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Brain imprints on cranial bones from great apes and humans refute the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique

How and When Spines Changed in Mammalian Evolution

by Harvard University
Research reveals how a combination of developmental changes and adaptive pressures in the spines of synapsids laid the groundwork for the diversity of backbones seen in mammals today

Mushrooms Are Older Than We Thought

by Universite Libre de Bruxelles
A group of researchers has discovered a new mushroom fossil—the oldest to ever be identified from its molecular composition