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Drawing the Genetic History of Ice Age Eurasian Populations
  Not much is known about the genetics of Eurasian history before the introduction of farming. One of the major questions is how climatic fluctuations influenced the population history of Eurasia and to what extent changes in material cultures correspond to movements of people.
  A research team led by Prof. FU Qiaomei from the In...
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Konobelodon was discovered firstly in China by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology Konobelodon was discovered firstly in China by ...

  Konobelodon is a lesser known proboscidean species and was firstly reported in USA in 1990. Owing to very few data, the researchers have not known much about its morphology, and its classification status has been controversial. In 2015, the o...
Female preference promotes asynchronous sex evolution in proboscideans Female preference promotes asynchronous sex evo...

  What are the cause and innate power for the biological evolution? This is a controversial problem from ancient times to now. The interpretation for the evolutionary process is at an ambiguous phase although the academia admitting the existenc...
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China Daily:Research Shows DNA Dating back 45,000 Years Ago China Daily:Research Shows DNA Dating back 45,0...

  Interspecies sex between ancient humans and Neanderthals – a relative of our ancestors who had smaller figure and low, flat, elongated skulls like dwarfs in the in The Lord of the Rings – had given 1.6 to 1.8 percent Neanderthals' gene to e...
LiveScience:Tiny Bird Fossil Solves Big Mystery About Life After Dinosaurs LiveScience:Tiny Bird Fossil Solves Big Mystery...

  A teeny-tiny fossilized bird skeleton is helping researchers understand the explosive rate at which birds diversified after the dinosaur age, new research shows.
  The newfound skeleton dates back to about 62.5 million to 62 million years a...
Extinct Tibetan Fox: <EM>Vulpes qiuzhudingi</EM>   Sexually Dimorphic <EM>Hamipterus tianshanensis</EM> and Their Tridimensionally Preserved Eggs   Oldest Ionoscopiform Fish:<EM>Robustichthys luopingensis</EM>   Nearest Ancestor of Living Bears: <EM>Ursavus tedfordi</EM>   The scanilepiform ray-finned fish <EM>Fukangichthys longidorsalis</EM>   New Specimens of <EM>Yanornis</EM> Indicate a Digestive System of Living Birds   Bizarre Bovid Species Found from the Late Miocene of Linxia Basin, China   Large Anseriform Fossils Found From the Late Eocene of Xinjiang, China   New Enantiornithine Bird with Scansorial Adaptations   Oldest Ionoscopiform Fish Found from the Middle Triassic of South China  
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