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The animal life developed "in shocks" millions of years earlier than thought

Fossils rewrite the history of animal life on Earth: Species evolved in a series of "outbreaks" such as the Cambrian explosion that started millions of years earlier than thought New research challenges the theory of "Cambrian Explosion of the Beast evolution What was considered a single event could be an "outbreak" of evolutionary activity. The Diversifying Episode Can also Happen …

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Can any animal survive without sleep?

Some hang it upside down. Some do it for a few hours. Some bury it under a mud blanket. Bats, elephants, frogs, honey bees, humans and much more have something in common: they all sleep. The scientists have not yet found a truly sleepless creature. But is sleep really necessary for survival? [Why Do We Sleep?] The Dangers of Insomnia …

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Mountain Lion Attack: Runner fights kill animal in northern Colorado Park

Fort Collins, Colo. – A man recovers after fighting and killing a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run in northern Colorado. Rebecca Ferrell, spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, tells The Coloradoan that the man was running alone when attacked Monday afternoon at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, a mountain park about 66 miles northwest of Denver, near …

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In 10 animal species – quartz – a genetic link to monogomy was discovered

What causes a creature to become a sexual partner? Evolutionary biologists have scoured 450 million years of genetic history and found a genetic formula across several different species that seemingly monogamous monogamous animals. The definition of monogamy in the animal kingdom is somewhat more flexible than in The Terrain for Dating People: The authors of the newspaper, which was published …

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We Just Got A New Record For The Fastest Animal Movement On Earth

Even the tiniest organisms can make it to the big leagues. Ominously named the Dracula ant ( Mystrium camillae ), this minuscule species is shy and elusive, in a practice fondly known as "nondestructive cannibalism". It's so wicked almost. (Royal Society Open Science) ” width=”933″ style=”width: 100%;”/> Using a high-speed camera, scientists at the Smithsonian have now discovered this remarkable …

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Australian Animal Hospital goes viral with arrival of Pikachu Possum

It's not electrified and does not (sound) like Ryan Reynolds, but this little possum is gaining worldwide because of its similarity to a popular Pokémon. The brushtail possum was brought to the Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital in Australia last month. The most common brushtails are gray and brown, but this was born with a genetic mutation that lowers …

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Animal populations are shrinking due to their risky food discovery strategies

Magellan penguins living in Argentina can easily find fish, suggesting that the food-finding opportunities are good for them. Thanks: Emily Shepard A study in which four animal species animal studies were conducted to measure the feed intake of four very different wild vertebrates has shown that animals using a high risk strategy to search for rarer foods are particularly susceptible …

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40,000-year-old animal drawing discovered in a remote Borneo Cave

This composite image from the book "Borneo, Memory of the Caves" shows the world's oldest figurative work, which was at least 40,000 years old, in a limestone cave in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo , (Luc-Henri Fage / kalimanthrope.com via AP) The red silhouette of a bull-like animal on the wall of a cave in the Indonesian …

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