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Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells

Researchers have discovered a new microbe in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Greenland and Norway, which represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life.

The Norwegian who inspired Darwin

A Norwegian who spent time on the Galápagos Islands may have changed the history of biology.

Birds on the Galápagos Islands have developed new eating habits

New study on the eating habits of birds on the Galápagos Islands have surprised scientists.

Birds on the Galápagos Islands have developed new eating habits

New study on the eating habits of birds on the Galápagos Islands have surprised scientists.

Mysterious bird was unique cross of two unrelated species

In 2013, volunteer bird banders captured a strange looking bird in Lista, on the southern tip of Norway. Now scientists have determined that the bird was a cross between two different genera – a first for this type of bird.

Scientists warn: creationism is on the rise in Europe

More and more people in Europe are beginning to believe that a god -- not evolution -- shaped life on Earth and there are no signs this development will stop.

Killer whales and walruses more closely related to wolves than each other

New study shows how some animals ended up looking very similar yet share almost none of the same genetic mutations.

Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth

Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the end of the Iron Age. The DNA analyses may predict the next plague outbreak.

Groundbreaking genome sequencings reveal how birds became birds

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of 48 different species of birds. Their findings reveal how birds developed, how all bird species are related, and what made them develop special characteristics.

Ancient Arctic sea ice discovery provides the key to future climate prediction

The extent of the Arctic ice cover was much less four and five million years ago, than it is today. This new knowledge can now be used to improve future climate models.