The evolution of novel traits such as wings, flowers, horns, or limbs, is known to be important to drive biodiversity. However, it is not easy to understand how such changes happen at the genetic level.
Mariana Trench of the Pacific is known to be deepest part of the world’s oceans. As with many other unexplored corners of the oceans, the poorly studied area has so much to reveal to visiting scientists.
Mammoths, among the largest proboscideans to ever roam the northern hemisphere, hailed from modern day’s Africa. The giants branched out from the relatively smaller African mammoth (Mammuthus africanavus), and adapted to live in many different environments.