Animal Life news stories

Rare Fossils-Inside-Fossils Show Prehistoric Parasites
30th August 2018 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Tech

The finds offer an unprecedented look into the lives and deaths of ancient insects.

Extinct Cave Bear DNA Found in Living Bears
28th August 2018 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life

The discovery is the first of its kind outside the human lineage.

Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked by researchers at University of Kent
28th August 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life

Researchers at the University of Kent say their work uncovers the genetic secret behind why dinosaurs came in such a variety of shapes and sizes.

Indigenous people hunted bison using fire – and clever manipulation of the landscape
1st August 2018 | cbc.ca | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

Great Plains people were skilled hunters — and savvy environmental managers.

Native Americans managed the prairie for better bison hunts
27th July 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

Pre-Columbian indigenous hunters burned patches of grassland to stimulate new growth, which tempted bison herds and lured them in for the kill.

New Species Of Armored Dinosaur Hints At Ancient Migration
24th July 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Animal Life

The animal, a species of ankylosaur, lived in a wet, tropical environment in what’s now Southern Utah roughly 75 million years ago.

Minnesota pipeline a step closer to being replaced. Native Americans and environmentalists are ready for a fight
20th July 2018 edition.cnn.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The Minnesota pipeline at the center of this latest battle is a replacement for an existing pipeline called Line 3.

Ancient Romans May Have Hunted Whales to Oblivion in the Mediterranean
12th July 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Animal Life

Romans hunted gray and right whales to extinction in local waters, archaeologists postulate after studying mysterious bones in ancient Roman fish-salting factories in Gibraltar.

Scientists in Argentina discover ‘first giant’ dinosaur, pushing evolution of gigantism back 30 million years
10th July 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life

The find, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, has prompted paleontologists to rethink the evolution of dinosaurs.

Monsanto ‘bullied scientists’ and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court
10th July 2018 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans

As ill California man’s landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker’s response to researchers’ findings.

Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution
9th July 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Far from just being the product of our parents, widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today’s mammals, and been an important driver of evolution.

New wasp species with a giant stinger discovered in Amazonia
6th July 2018 phys.org | Animal Life

The new insect, which is found in the extremely diverse transitional zone between the Andes and the Amazonian lowland rainforest, uses its stinger both for laying eggs and injecting venom.

56-million-year-old fossils complicate long-held theories about mammalian body size
6th July 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life

The discovery of a new species of mammal in Alberta’s fossil record has shaken up some long-held beliefs about other species in its lineage.

Contagious cancer could have wiped out America’s first dogs
5th July 2018 | nature.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Ancient-genome study finds that indigenous dogs in North and South America split from other domestic canines around 15,000 years ago.

Animals accorded same rights as humans in Indian state
5th July 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Animal Life, Humans

In a landmark ruling, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday accorded the status of “legal person or entity” to animals in the northern state.

First Human Mission To Binary Asteroid Will Help NASA Defend Earth From Possible Collisions
3rd July 2018 | techtimes.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

The Hera spacecraft mission, proposed by the European Space Agency, is heading to a binary asteroid to support NASA’s planetary defense plan against potential asteroid collision.

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