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 ...

World / Science & Health Dec 20, 2019

Fossil forest from 388 million B.C. called world's oldest

Scientists have discovered what could be the world's oldest forest, potentially rich in information on the link between forests and climate change, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. The title of world's oldest fossil forest had previously been given to ...