Sea lilies driven by competition from predators

Ian Randall | 18th March 2010

Sea urchins have been dining off of crinoids for over 200 million years, forcing some crinoids – the sea lilies – to evolve the means to flee across the sea floor to safety, new research has shown. The study, led by the University of Michigan, is being published online in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Silesaur find opens chance of dinosaurs evolving earlier

Ian Randall | 4th March 2010

A new dinosaur-like species has been uncovered from Triassic rocks in Africa – existing 10 million years before the earliest known dinosaur.