Geologic time scale
The geological time scale (GTS) is a system of chronological measurement that relates stratigraphy to time, and is used by geologists, paleontologists, and other Earth scientists to describe the timin...
Human face evolution in the last 6 million years
A depiction that human face has undergone significant evolution within the last 6 million years.
New Human Subspecies Likely To Emerge As Martian Planners Try To Establish Red Planet Colony | Tech Times
Humans who plan on inhabiting Mars are faced with a difficult challenge of conceiving children. Microgravity could result in a variety of defects in an unborn child.
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
Humans Inherited The Tendency For Violence, But Civilization Has Tamed It
As a species, humans seem to have inherited murderous traits via evolution and genetics, but civilization has tamed some of it out, a new study suggests. Scientists in Spain calculated the rate at whi...
What Is The Origin Of The Handshake?
The handshake has existed in some form or another for thousands of years, but its origins are somewhat murky. One popular theory is that the...
Proof of evolution that you can find on your body
If you want evidence of evolution by natural selection, look no further than your own body.
NOVA: Little people of Flores
In 2003 paleoanthropologists made a discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores that shook up the world of early human studies like no other in recent years...
Confused Rush Limbaugh Can't Figure Out Why Gorillas Still Exist
Right-wing radio host claims evolution should have turned all gorillas into people. Rush Limbaugh seems to think that Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend after ...
Rosetta’s Comet Contains Ingredients For Life
Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Geras...
That Deep, Masculine Voice Is Not For You, Ladies
Men's deep, resonant voices did not evolve to thrill the ladies, but to scare off their rivals, researchers say.
Huge Trove Of Dinosaur Fossils Found In Antarctica
Scientists braved the cold of Antarctica to study the end of the age of dinosaurs. They found more than a ton of fossils, ranging from 71m and 67m years old, many of which are marine reptiles.
Massive, Ancient Asteroid Crater may Provide Clues to Dinosaur Extinction
Scientists digging deep into the Gulf of Mexico say they have cracked into a crater, formed some 65 million years ago after a massive asteroid struck the earth. The 33-member team of scientists from a...
These ancient Asian primate fossils might be the missing pieces of a major evolutionary puzzle
A discovery in southern China shows how catastrophic climate change shifted the course of primate — and ultimately human — evolution.
Dinosaur-killing asteroid to be drilled by scientists
Scientists plan to drill into the impact crater where an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago and killed the dinosaurs.
Humans Were Likely Boinking Neanderthals Earlier Than We Thought
The discovery actually says something important about modern humans' migration out of Africa.
Major Jurassic Fossil Site Found In Argentina
Paleontologists in Argentina have announced the discovery of a major Jurassic-era fossil site four years after it was first discovered.
History of geology
The history of geology is concerned with the development of the natural science of geology. Geology is the scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth. Throughout the ages geol...
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History of paleontology
The history of paleontology traces the history of the effort to understand the history of life on Earth by studying the fossil record left behind by living organisms. Since it is concerned with unders...
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Precambrian
The Precambrian (or Pre-Cambrian; sometimes abbreviated pЄ) is the largest span of time in Earth's history before the current Phanerozoic Eon, and is a Supereon divided into several eons of the geolog...
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Hadean
The Hadean /ˈheɪdiən/ is the first geologic eon of Earth and lies before the Archean. It began with the formation of the Earth about 4.5 billion years ago and ended, as defined by the ICS, 4,000 milli...
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Archean
The Archean Eon (/ɑrˈkiːən/, also spelled Archaean; formerly Archaeozoic /ɑrkiːəˈzoʊɪk/, also spelled Archeozoic or Archæozoic) is a geologic eon before the Proterozoic Eon, before 2.5 Ga (billion yea...
Proterozoic
The Proterozoic /ˌproʊtərɵˈzoʊ.ɨk/ is a geological eon representing the time just before the proliferation of complex life on Earth. The name Proterozoic comes from Greek and means "earlier life". The...
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End-Ediacaran extinction
Evidence suggesting that a mass extinction occurred at the end of the Ediacaran period, 542 million years ago, includes:
During the Ediacaran period, two main groups of organisms are found in the ...
Phanerozoic
The Phanerozoic (British English Phanærozoic) /ˌfænərɵˈzoʊɪk/ is the current geologic eon in the geologic timescale, and the one during which abundant animal life has existed. It covers roughly 542 mi...
Paleozoic
The Paleozoic (or Palaeozoic) Era (/ˌpæliɵˈzoʊɪk/ or /ˌpeɪliɵˈzoʊɪk/; from the Greek palaios (παλαιός), "old" and zoe (ζωή), "life", meaning "ancient life") is the earliest of three geologic eras of t...
Permian-Triassic extinction event
The Permian–Triassic (P–Tr) extinction event, colloquially known as the Great Dying or the Great Permian Extinction, occurred about 252 Ma (million years) ago, forming the boundary between the Permian...
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Mesozoic
The Mesozoic Era /mɛzɵˈzoʊɪk/ is an interval of geological time from about 252 to 66 million years ago. It is also called the age of reptiles, a phrase introduced by the 19th century paleont...
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Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event
The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, formerly known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a mass extinction of some three-quarters of plant and animal species on Earth—includin...
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Cenozoic
The Cenozoic Era (/sɛnɵˈzoʊɪk/ or /ˌsiːnɵˈzoʊɪk/; also Cænozoic, Caenozoic or Cainozoic; meaning "new life", from Greek καινός kainos "new", and ζωή zoe "life") is the current and most recent of the t...
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