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After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN
ABC NEWS Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to... 2 days
Lead Pollution Recorded in Deep Greenland Ice Shows Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations
SCI-NEWS.COM Annual lead emissions in Europe closely varied with... 2 days
Explaining the history of Australia's vegetation
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. 2 days
Scientists Find Four Lineages of Green-Blooded Lizards in New Guinea
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Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have completed the first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia Study identifies at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last... 3 days
Feeding habits of ancient elephants uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth
SCIENCE DAILY A new study examined the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives that inhabited Central Asia some 17 million years ago. 3 days
Ancient human remains and a mystery unearthed
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Tracking ancient Rome’s rise using Greenland’s ice, and fighting fungicide resistance
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How rice farming may have spread across the ancient world
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Ancient Chinese farmers sowed literal seeds of change in Southeast Asia
SCIENCE-NEWS Two waves of ancient migration from China to Southeast Asia spread farming and languages. 3 days
Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Science Magazine Southeast Asia is home to rich human genetic and linguistic diversity, but the details of past population movements in the region are not well known. Here,... 3 days
Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia
PHYS.ORG The first whole-genome analyses of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia reveal that there were at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000... 3 days
Biodiversity suffers as climate warms
PHYS.ORG A simplified ecological landscape—with significant biodiversity loss—might be the outcome if a global temperature increase cannot be restricted to 1.5 degrees C above historical pre-industrial levels. 3 days
Video: How milk becomes cheese
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Making cheese is an ancient exercise in preserving the nutritional value of milk. And it's also pretty tasty. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH By studying streams on the UK coast, experts... 3 days
Ancient Horse and Stable Found Under Pompeii Ash
LIVE SCIENCE The horse likely swiveled its ears when it heard the deafening roar from Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. That was one of the last things the animal ever did: After that, it... 3 days
After 60 years, Isle Royale continues world's longest predator-prey study
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released the annual Winter Study report detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park. For the third year in a... 3 days
Feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth
PHYS.ORG A new study, led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China, including University... 3 days
Critically endangered South American forests were planted by ancient peoples
SCIENCE DAILY Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found. 3 days
Explaining the history of Australia's vegetation
PHYS.ORG University of Adelaide-led research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. 3 days
Researchers create a quantum entanglement between two physically separated ultra-cold atomic clouds
PHYS.ORG Members of the Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Science and Technology together with researchers from the... 3 days
Critically endangered South American forests were man made
PHYS.ORG Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found. 3 days
What Is Trepanation?
LIVE SCIENCE Trepanation is the ancient practice of drilling a hole in the skull. It is one of the oldest medical procedures known to the human race. 4 days
China's program 'riskiest environmental project in history,' researcher warns
SCIENCE DAILY A global expert on infrastructure says that China's plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken. 4 days
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SPACE.COM A private lunar lander's maiden moon mission just assumed a new dimension: helping to preserve some of humanity's precious cultural heritage. 4 days
We Still Don't Know Why These Lizards Have Lime-Green Blood
LIVE SCIENCE A new evolutionary investigation finds that skinks likely evolved to have green blood a total of four different times throughout history. 4 days
Early evidence of use of a bit on domestic donkeys found in the Near East
SCIENCE DAILY Donkeys may have worn bits as early as the third millennium BCE, long before the introduction of horses... 4 days
'Lunar Library' Aims to Preserve Wikipedia (and Humanity's History) On the Moon
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This ancient skeleton suggests humans were riding donkeys nearly 5000 years ago
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Archaeologists uncover earliest evidence for equid bit wear in the ancient Near East
PHYS.ORG An international team of archaeologists has uncovered the earliest example of the use of a bridle bit with an equid (horse family)... 4 days
Beef peptides block bitter tastes
SCIENCE DAILY From burgers to steaks, beef has a long history of being a delicious part of dinner. But what if that pleasant experience of eating beef could extend beyond the dinner plate? Now, one group reports that beef protein,... 4 days
Drilling boom threatens web of ancient roads in Southwest
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A shipwreck and an 800-year-old 'made in China' label reveal lost history
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly a thousand years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea near Indonesia. Cargo recovered from the ocean floor -- including the equivalent... 4 days
Beef peptides block bitter tastes
PHYS.ORG From burgers to steaks, beef has a long history of being a delicious part of dinner. But what if that pleasant experience of eating beef could extend beyond the dinner plate? Now, one group reports in ACS' Journal... 4 days
A shipwreck and an 800-year-old 'made in China' label reveal lost history
PHYS.ORG Centuries ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. The wooden hull disintegrated over time, leaving only a treasure... 4 days
Ancient human remains unearthed by archaeologist
PHYS.ORG An ANU archaeologist has hailed her excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound in south west England a huge success with the discovery of an intact 4,000 year old human cremation as well as evidence of... 4 days
A brief history of immersion, centuries before VR
PHYS.ORG Immersive experiences are fashionable at the moment, as virtual reality finally emerges into the mainstream with headsets now commercially available. But immersion is a technique much older than technology. It is the... 4 days
The chloroplast genome sequence of bittersweet
PHYS.ORG Information about the organization and evolution of plastomes is crucial to improve crop plants and to resolve the phylogeny of photosynthetic organisms. In a recent study researchers of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of... 4 days
Fossil record reveals changes in Earth's movement and rotation
PHYS.ORG Professor James Crampton from Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences worked with a research team from GNS Science and the Universities of Wisconsin, California Riverside, and Chicago... 4 days
'Lunar Library' to Put Wikipedia (and More) On the Moon to Preserve Humanity's History
SPACE.COM A private lunar lander's maiden moon mission just assumed a new dimension: helping to preserve some of humanity's precious cultural... 4 days
Researcher warns China's program 'riskiest environmental project in history'
PHYS.ORG A global expert on infrastructure says that China's plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken. 4 days
Researchers uncover genomic info linking extinct giant ground sloth to modern species
PHYS.ORG Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic creature named after Charles... 5 days
7 Images That Changed Royal History
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SCIENCE DAILY The first official account of the electronic Rothamsted Archive and what it offers, highlights how this unique historical repository of agricultural and meteorological data, which date back to 1843, is the result of some... 5 days
Insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn't considered a changing climate in their practices, putting... 5 days
Insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather
SCIENCE DAILY As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn't considered a changing climate in their practices, putting homeowners at financial risk. 5 days
Something new to binge-watch: TV's rich history of itself
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Savanna chimpanzees suffer from heat stress
PHYS.ORG During their evolutionary history hominins underwent physiological and behavioral changes to cope with and adapt to more open and hotter environments. These changes include increased sweat capacity and loss of hair coverage, but are difficult to... 5 days
Prized data, free and open to all
PHYS.ORG The first official account of the electronic Rothamsted Archive and what it offers, published today, highlights how this unique historical repository of agricultural and meteorological data, which date back to 1843, is the result... 5 days
A history of the marsupial lion—with science, colonial politics and bunyips
PHYS.ORG "Marsupial lions" lived on the Australian continent from about 24 million years ago up until the end of the Pleistocene era, about 30,000 years ago. 5 days
Study says insurance industry dangerously unprepared for extreme weather
PHYS.ORG As historic flooding caused by climate change devastates communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia, new research from the University of Waterloo reveals the insurance industry hasn't considered a changing... 5 days
The evolution of language? There's an app for that
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany have just launched the Color Game, an app designed to provide a new way to... 6 days
Lead pollution in Greenland ice shows rise and fall of ancient European civilizations
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists, historians and economists have used ice samples from the North Greenland Ice Core Project to measure, date and analyze European lead... 6 days
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Rise and fall of Roman Empire exposed in Greenland ice samples
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Lead pollution in Greenland ice shows rise and fall of ancient European civilizations
PHYS.ORG To learn about the rise and fall of ancient European civilizations, researchers sometimes find clues in unlikely places: deep inside of the... 6 days
Magyarosuchus fitosi: 180 Million-Year-Old Fossil is ‘Missing Link’ in Crocodile Evolution
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have discovered a fossil of a 180-million-year-old crocodyliform that they say is a... 6 days
Carbon dioxide and iron at the origin of life
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have discovered a striking similarity between the way carbon dioxide (CO2) reacts with metals and the way that ancient microbes use CO2 to build... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black... 1 week
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Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps
ABC NEWS Trump says long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices is most sweeping in history, but it takes small steps. 1 week
$10 billion campaign launched to educate every child by 2030
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Few teeth in Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices
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The Jerusalem Quandary: Why Trump's Embassy Move Could Be Problematic
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Few teeth: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices
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Ancient Lost City of Mardaman Uncovered in Iraq
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Earliest ‘Baleen Whales’ Had Large Teeth and Gums
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Jurassic fossil tail tells of missing link in crocodile family tree
SCIENCE DAILY A 180-million-year-old fossil has shed light on how some ancient crocodiles evolved into dolphin-like animals. 1 week
Jurassic fossil tail tells of missing link in crocodile family tree
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Assyrian Clay Tablets Found in Iraq Reveal Location of Lost Ancient City of Mardama
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Genomic science can help healthcare professionals to identify, treat inherited cardiac conditions
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Researchers explain neurophysiological link between breathing and attention
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SCIENCE DAILY New research by an international team has revealed that there was much more diversity in the leprosy strains circulating in Medieval Europe than previously thought. This finding, based on the sequencing of 10 new ancient genomes from the... 1 week
This Huge, Ancient Whale Would Have Ripped You to Shreds
LIVE SCIENCE Llanocetus denticrenatus lived about 34 million years ago. It was big. It was an early ancestor of modern humpbacks and blue whales. And it had teeth. 1 week
Ancient skull shows early 'baleen whale' had teeth
SCIENCE DAILY Today's baleen whales (Mysticetes) support their massive bodies by filtering huge volumes of small prey from seawater using comb-like baleen in their mouths. But new evidence based on careful analysis of a... 1 week
Ancient DNA is helping find the first horse tamers, and a single gene is spawning a fierce debate in salmon conservation
Science Magazine Who were the first horse tamers?... 1 week
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DNA study reveals previously unknown diversity of leprosy strains in Medieval Europe
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The Yogi masters were right -- meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind
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Stone Age hepatitis B virus decoded
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78,000 year cave record from East Africa shows early cultural innovations
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