Animal life

Major tectonic event may have triggered burst of animal life 530 million years ago

A new research has explored that a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of animal life.

Nov 01, 2014, 11:27 AM IST

60 new species of animal life found in Suriname

Scientists have discovered 60 new species of animal life during the course of a three-week expedition in the South American nation of Suriname last year.

Oct 03, 2013, 22:15 PM IST

`Cascade of events` led to Cambrian explosion 520 mn years ago

A new study has suggested that the explosion of animal life on Earth around 520 million years ago took place because of a combination of interlinked factors rather than a single underlying cause.

Sep 20, 2013, 12:19 PM IST

Animals existed 30mn years prior than thought

University of Alberta researchers have discovered evidence that proves animals existed 585 million years ago - 30 million years earlier than previously established records.

Jun 29, 2012, 19:04 PM IST