Tiny Australian wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos

An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans

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In death, Lonesome George reveals why giant tortoises live so long

A bastard seal from the past reveals the potential for human hybrids

Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths

Oxygen could have been available to life as early as 3.5 billion years ago

How ancient Mayan shell decor led to a new look at freshwater mussels south of the border

Evolution: South Africa's hominin record is a fair-weather friend

Jumping genes shed light on how advanced life may have emerged