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This billion-year-old microscopic fossil fungus was unearthed in the North Territories of Canada.

Scientists found a billion-year-old fungus, and it could change our understanding of how life migrated to land

Scientists found billion-year-old fossil fungi in the Canadian arctic, the oldest on record. It could reveal clues about how life migrated to land.
An artistic reconstruction of two individuals of Peregocetus, one standing on the rocky shore of modern-day Peru and the other preying on fish. The existence of a tail fluke remains hypothetical.

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient whale that had four legs and could walk on land

Paleontologists discovered an ancient whale off the coast of Peru that had four legs and could walk on land.
Cassowaries are native to New Guinea and Australia.

10 birds that look eerily similar to their dinosaur ancestors

All birds can be traced back to dinosaurs, and many have retained traits, like extra claws and pouched beaks, of the dinosaurs they evolved from.
A couple in 1940.

How the divorce rate has changed over the last 150 years

While divorce boomed in the '60s and '70s, the rate of people getting divorced is on a decline today.
Ariel Winter loves to wear outfits with sequin details.

31 photos that show how Ariel Winter’s style has evolved over the years

Growing up on TV, the "Modern Family" star's style has changed dramatically over time.
Rising temperatures are changing breeding patterns of red squirrels.

10 animals that are rapidly adapting to survive in cities and new climates

From changing breeding patters to new coloring, the following 10 animals are adapting right before our eyes.
Taylor Swift is back with new music.

35 photos that show how Taylor Swift’s style has evolved through the years

Over the past 11 years, Taylor Swift has become a fashion icon. Here's a look at her evolution.
The indri of Madagascar — the largest living lemur — is critically endangered and highly evolutionarily distinct. If the indri goes extinct, we will lose 19 million years of unique evolutionary history.

So many animals will go extinct in the next 50 years that it will take Earth at least 3 million years to recover, a study has found

Mammals are facing high rates of extinction as humans destroy their habitats. In a new study, Danish researchers conclude that so many mammal species will go extinct in the next 50 years that the planet's evolutionary diversity won't recover for at least 3 million years.
"I love sharing my spit with you."

We share 80 million bacteria when we kiss each other — here’s why we enjoy it anyway

Kissing is great, because our lips are packed full of receptor cells, and it might be able to help us out with finding the right parter. But it's also disgusting.
Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology at Louisiana State University.

An evolutionary biologist’s profound TED talk explains why you should think of life as an ‘unfinished book’

Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology (the study of fish) at Louisiana State University, wants you to rethink everything you think you know about evolution.