Red panda is actually two species, DNA shows

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 27, 2020

Red panda is actually two species, DNA shows

Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo-munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered mammals. Scientists said on Wednesday they had found substantial divergences between the two species — ...

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

DNA study detects mysterious human 'ghost' species

Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry. The study indicated that present-day West Africans can ...