• 地球的歷史與進化

    12-05-04 In classical mythology(神話) , the cypress(柏樹) tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity. Indeed, the family to which cypresses belong, is an ancient lineage of conifers(松柏類) , and a new study of their evolution affords a...

  • 吃肉縮減了人類的哺乳期

    12-04-23 Carnivory is behind the evolutionary success of humankind. When early humans started to eat meat and eventually hunt, their new, higher-quality diet meant that women could wean(使斷奶) their children earlier. Women could then give birth to more ch...

  • 產卵加速了恐龍的滅亡

    12-04-19 Their reproductive strategy spelled the beginning of the end: The fact that dinosaurs laid eggs put them at a considerable disadvantage compared to viviparous(胎生的) mammals. Together with colleagues from the Zoological Society of London, Daryl C...

  • 有些動物為何能更長壽

    12-03-30 Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method to detect proteins associated with longevity, which helps further our understanding into why some animals live longer than others. The team looked at the genome of more than 30 ma...

  • 足骨化石開啟人類進化新認識

    12-03-29 Scientists have obtained a fascinating new insight into the evolution of humans and our ability to walk. 科學家對于人類的進化以及直立行走的能力有了全新的認識。 The eight elements are all from the forefoot It comes from the fossilised bones of a foot...

  • 340萬年前兩種人類祖先曾同時存在

    12-03-29 A team of scientists has announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia. The fossil foot did not belong to a member of Lucy's species, Australopithecus afarensis, the famous...

  • 雙髻鯊遭遇雙重困境

    12-03-27 Identity confusion between a new, yet unnamed shark species, originally discovered off the eastern United States by Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (NSU-OC) researchers, and its look-alike cousin -- the endangered scalloped(扇形的...

  • 科學家給兩種新角龍命名

    12-03-13 Two new horned dinosaurs have been named based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada. The new species, Unescopceratops koppelhusae and Gryphoceratops morrisoni, are from the Leptoceratopsidae family of horned dinosaurs. The herbivores(食草動物...

  • 甲殼類動物在北半球更繁盛

    12-03-05 Freshwater ecosystems in northern regions are home to significantly more species of water fleas than traditionally thought, adding to evidence that regions with vanishing waters contain unique animal life. The new information on water fleas -- which...

  • 保護鳥類免受氣候變化影響

    12-03-05 Scientists from PRBO Conservation Science and the Department of Fish and Game have completed an innovative study on the effects of climate change on bird species of greatest concern. This first-of-its-kind study prioritizes which species are most at...

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