Category: Evolution

Utagawa Kuniyoshi [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Warrior Face of the Heikegani Crab

The Heikegani crab is a creature with a very unique feature; it has the face of the ancient Japanese sumo warrior on its shell. Native to Japan, these crabs are revered as sacred...

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How the first trees grew so tall

By Christopher M. Berry, Cardiff University Imagine a world without trees, and then try to think about the changes that would need to happen for these trees to evolve from the small primitive plants...

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How did dinosaurs evolve beaks and become birds?

by Michael J. Benton, University of Bristol Once you know that many dinosaurs had feathers, it seems much more obvious that they probably evolved into birds. But there’s still a big question. How did...

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