Phylogenetics
In biology, phylogenetics /faɪlɵdʒɪˈnɛtɪks/ is the study of evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms (e.g. species, populations), which are discovered through molecular sequencing data and...
Phylogenetics - Wikipedia
Miners in Canada came across what is considered to be the best preserved fossil of its kind
One of our favorite stories of the year: Miners in Canada came across what is considered to be the best preserved fossil of its kind. Meet the nodosaur, a plant-eating armored dinosaur....
Pint-Sized Lizards Trapped in Amber Give Clues to Life 100 Million Years Ago
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon—the oldest yet discovered
520-Million-Year-Old Nervous System Found
The crustacean-like animal lived long before the first dinosaurs emerged.
Oldest Nervous System Found In 520-Million-Year-Old Fossil
Fossils of an ancient creature resembling a shrimp with an armored head contain the oldest and best-preserved nervous system ever found, which could help scientists decipher the evolution of nervous s...
Scientists Discover A New Human Ancestor
Scientists have discovered a new species of small ape that may have been the last common ancestor to humans, chimpanzees and gibbons. Named Pliobates cataloniae, the species existed around 14 million ...
Where Did The First Americans Come From? New Studies Offer Clues
A pair of studies seek to answer questions about the first inhabitants of the Americas: Where did they come from, and how did they get here? One study, published Tuesday in the journal Science, propos...
Madagascar marvel: Divers find fossils of extinct giant lemurs
5,000 years ago, Madagascar was ruled by seemingly mythical beasts. A treasure trove of their bones has just been found, underwater.
12 Year Old Girl Discovers That All But One US President Are Directly Related To Each Other
12 year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon made an effort to trace back her genealogical roots in France, and decided to “branch out” to a different kind of Family T
European genetic identity may stretch back 36,000 years
DNA of ancient man who lived in what is now Russia carried key elements of the current European genome
Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' traced — but they didn't know each other
Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women. The findin...
New Family Tree Illuminates 'Big Bang' in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur Extinction
A massive genetics project has produced the most comprehensive bird family tree ever, an embarrassment of scientific riches for studying everything from how birds evolved so quickly after dinosaurs di...
How these 10 fossils explain life on Earth
Fossils unlock the evolution of life on Earth, revealing our path from mere microscopic filaments to upright humans. Here’s a quick journey through the ages as told in 10 fossils, adapted from “A Hist...
A Fossilized Blood-Engorged Mosquito Is Found For the First Time Ever
Testing shows that a 46 million-year-old fossilized mosquito, found by amateur fossil hunters in Montana, contains the blood of an unknown ancient creature
Why did Europeans suddenly disappear 4,000 years ago? Experts reveal evolutionary mystery - and say the makers of Stonehenge may hold the key | Mail Online
Researchers say the rapid expansion of the Bell Beaker culture, which is believed to have been instrumental in building the monoliths at Stonehedge, could hold the key to why the genetic lineage of Eu...
Mitochondrial Eve - DNA test identifies descendant of world's first woman
Scientists believe that Kinnaird has maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA which is only two mutations removed from Eve, who was nicknamed after the first woman created by God in the Ch...
Tree of life (biology)
The tree of life is a metaphor used to describe the relationships between organisms, both living and extinct. Its use dates back to at least the early 1800s. It was employed by Charles Darwin to expre...
Tree of life (biology) - Wikipedia
Phylogenetic tree
A speculatively rooted tree for rRNA genes, showing major branches Bacteria, Archaea, and EucaryotaA phylogenetic tree or evolutionary tree is a branching diagram or "tree" showing the inferred evol...
Phylogenetic tree - Wikipedia
Molecular phylogenetics
Molecular phylogenetics /məˈlɛkjʊlər faɪlɵdʒɪˈnɛtɪks/ is the branch of phylogeny that analyses hereditary molecular differences, mainly in DNA sequences, to gain information on an organism's evolution...
Computational phylogenetics
Computational phylogenetics is the application of computational algorithms, methods, and programs to phylogenetic analyses. The goal is to assemble a phylogenetic tree representing a hypothesis about ...
Genealogy
Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά genea, "generation"; and λόγος logos, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists ...
Genealogy - Wikipedia
Osteolepis
Osteolepis ('bone scale') is an extinct genus of lobe-finned fish from the Devonian period. It lived in the Lake Orcadie of northern Scotland. Osteolepis was about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, a...
Osteolepis - Wikipedia
Crown eukaryotes
Crown eukaryotes are an artificial group of eukaryotic organisms found at the top of molecular phylogenetic trees including both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. They were originally thought to represent a...
Merychippus
Merychippus is an extinct proto-horse of the family Equidae that was endemic to North America during the Miocene from 20.43—10.3 Ma living for approximately 10.13 million years.It had three toes on ea...
Merychippus - Wikipedia
Scientists Discover A New Human Ancestor
Scientists have discovered a new species of small ape that may have been the last common ancestor to humans, chimpanzees and gibbons. Named Pliobates cataloniae, the species existed around 14 million ...
Where Did The First Americans Come From? New Studies Offer Clues
A pair of studies seek to answer questions about the first inhabitants of the Americas: Where did they come from, and how did they get here? One study, published Tuesday in the journal Science, propos...
European genetic identity may stretch back 36,000 years
DNA of ancient man who lived in what is now Russia carried key elements of the current European genome
Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' traced — but they didn't know each other
Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women. The findin...