Scientists in the field disagree about whether this represents an entirely new species, but it's exciting no matter what.
We’re shaping the distant future of biodiversity, as well as the present.
Both creatures have some scientific backstory.
Lampreys were thought of as models of early vertebrate evolution, but new evidence suggests otherwise.
Ötzi the Iceman ate pancakes and bacon—and other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
The future is unpredictable—just ask the Neanderthals.
Anthropologists have found surprising traits in ancient DNA, including one that may trigger immunity against viruses.
The skill could have made it easier for animals to move from water onto land.
From the tallest peaks to the deepest seas, one medical researcher is studying communities on the edge of survival.
Exactly how lucky did we get?
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