evolution

Missing Link in Human Evolution Found – 47 million-year-old Primate, Darwinius Masillae

May 20, 2009 / 5 Comments

The missing link in human's evolution has been found, or at least that's what researchers think. This 47 million-year-old primate (Darwinius Masillae) unveiled yesterday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is the long-sought missing link in mankind's family tree. Known as Ida, the lemur-like creature had opposable thumbs like humans, fingernails instead of claws and hands that ...

7 Things We Know about Science Friday

April 10, 2009 / No Comments

National Center for Science Education executive director Eugenie C. Scott will guest start on the first hour of NPR's Science Friday show for April 10, 2009. Here's what we know about Science Friday. Science Friday aims to make science user friendly. We at GP love when folk take a scientific approach to things. Science Friday has four blog writers - Bad Light Bulbs, ...

Scientists Prove That Men Have Evolved From Apes (or the other way around?)

April 8, 2009 / 1 Comment

Some serious proof has been uncovered by the Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany. The group has learned that wild female chimpanzees copulate more frequently with males who share meat with them over long periods of time. In other words, men that share, get it more often. (Can you imagine the guy sitting out in the wild counting ...

Scientific Proof that Humans Did Not Evolve from Chimps

March 12, 2009 / 3 Comments

There's scientific proof that humans did not evolve from chimpanzees at Sweden's Furuvik Zoo. Researchers watched Santino the chimp's anti-social behavior and studied the 31-year old alpha-male over the years - 10 years to be somewhat exact. Santino never attacked others in his group probably because he was comfortable being the head banana ... or getting his bananas first. What shocked the researchers ...

Evolution of Turtle Shell: The Mystery Gets Cracked Open by Scientists

December 3, 2008 / 3 Comments

Uncovered in south west China last year, Odontochelys semistestacea seems to be the oldest known turtle fossil - believed to date 220 million years back. More important it was used to put back the pieces regarding the evolution of the turtle shell. Since long, paleontologists have been debating over the course of how the turtle developed its shell as some claimed ...