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Has 'Darwin's Dilemma' Finally Been Solved?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.20.2014 | Science

Though the theory of evolution has long been accepted as scientific fact, scientists have always had trouble reconciling Darwin's notion of gradual ev...

This Little Guy May Have The World's Oldest Muscles

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science

A fossilized creature found in Canada probably didn't go to the gym, but it may be the oldest animal known to have muscles, a new study finds. The s...

New Research Helps Explain Why Bizarre 'Fractal Creatures' Died Out

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science

About 600 million years ago, mysterious, frondlike creatures unlike anything found on Earth today filled the primeval seas. Then, they mysteriously ...

'Incredibly Special' Fossils Discovered In National Park

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Science

A treasure trove of fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada's Kootenay National Park rivals the famous Burgess Shale, the best record of early li...

Evolutionary 'Big Bang' Caused By Cascade Of Events, Scientists Argue

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science

The Cambrian explosion, the evolutionary "big bang" that led to the emergence of a trove of complex life forms, was caused by multiple events, resea...

Rise Of The Carnivores Explained In New Study

LiveScience.com | Becky Oskin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Science

Without oxygen, there would be no carnivores. Without carnivores, there would be no Cambrian explosion, the stunning evolutionary burst of diversity...

Bizarre Sea Creature Lived HOW Long Ago?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 06.26.2013 | Science

A new fossilized, cigar-shaped creature that lived about 520 million years ago has been unearthed in Morocco. The newfound species, Helicocystis mor...

Ancient Animal Had Its Mouth WHERE?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/17/2013 10:07 AM EST on LiveScience An ancient sea animal that looked like a flowe...