Pink deep-sea worms previously represented by only a single species have puzzled biologists for nearly six decades. However, four new worms recently spotted near California and Mexico have helped scientists properly place the creatures along the evolutionary tree of life.
Following the mass extinction of dinosaurs, mammals were able to rapidly diversify and radiate without the threat of predation.
In learning about more than 70 marine fungi, a recent study turned up a new branch on the tree of life.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.