Archeology
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the... more
Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and... more
9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bioarchaeologists report new findings from the ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey. The results paint a picture of what it was like for humans to move from a nomadic... more
Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts  NPR · 5 days
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls... more
Ancient 'Loch Ness Monster' from Antarctica Breaks a Record for Body Size  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Paleontologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Loch Ness Monster look-alike in freezing Antarctica. And just like the legendary Nessie, it wasn't the... more
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Portus Romae was established in the middle of the first century AD and for well over 400 years was Rome's gateway to... more
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones... more
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones... more
Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant,... more
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities. The thickness... more
DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two children's milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown... more
Ancient Rocky Structure Found Beneath Antarctica. And It's Messing with the Ice.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The potential for the Ross ice shelf in Antarctica to collapse is determined by a newly discovered rock boundary running right down the middle... more
Early humans deliberately recycled flint to create tiny, sharp tools  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study finds that prehistoric humans 'recycled' discarded or broken flint tools 400,000 years ago to create small, sharp utensils with specific functions. The artifacts were discovered... more
Two T. rex Little Cousins Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Two new species of predatory megaraptoran dinosaurs have been identified from fossils found in Thailand. The two new species, named Phuwiangvenator yaemniyomi and Vayuraptor... more
Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered an ancient geologic structure that restricts where ocean water flows, and reveals that local ocean currents may play a critical role in the ice shelf's... more
Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The ROSETTA-Ice project, a three-year, multi-institutional data collection survey of Antarctic ice, has assembled an unprecedented view of the Ross Ice Shelf, its structure and how it has... more
Researchers Brew Beer with 5,000-Year-Old Yeasts  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A multidisciplinary team of scientists has successfully isolated several yeast strains from ancient vessels excavated at archaeological sites in Israel. The researchers then brewed... more
Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Twenty thousand years ago, in the thick of an Ice Age, Earth looked very different. Because water was locked up in glaciers hundreds of feet thick, which stretched... more
These fruit bats trade food for sex  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Egyptian fruit bat females living in captivity will consistently take food right from the mouths of their male peers. Now, the team that made that discovery is back with new evidence to explain why... more
Complex life may only exist because of millions of years of groundwork by ancient fungi  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Because of their delicate organic and decomposing nature, fossilized fungi are extremely rare. So rare, in fact, that... more
I'm an evolutionary biologist—here's why this ancient fungal fossil discovery is so revealing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Biologists don't call them "the hidden kingdom" for nothing. With an estimated 5 million species, only a mere 100,000 fungi are known... more
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into Red Planet's history  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the... more
Massive Martian ice discovery opens a window into red planet's history  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars' north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the... more
Ancient proteins offer clues to the past  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Archeologists once relied solely on artifacts, such as skeletal remains, fossils and pottery sherds, to learn about past species and cultures. Today's scientists can also study ancient proteins to paint a more complete picture... more
Yeast species thrives, despite losing DNA repair genes years ago  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered an ancient species of budding yeast that has lost dozens of DNA repair genes, without any adverse effects. more
Study provides new insights into key beneficial function of small ancient protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cell boundaries are made of lipids. When cells are severely damaged, these lipids need to be rapidly removed to avoid toxicity and facilitate tissue... more
Life in evolution's fast lane  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Most living things have a suite of genes dedicated to repairing their DNA, limiting the rate at which their genomes change through time. But scientists at Vanderbilt and University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered an ancient lineage of budding... more
Researchers discover a new beneficial function of an ancient protein  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cell boundaries are made of lipids. When cells are severely damaged, these lipids need to be rapidly removed to avoid toxicity and facilitate tissue healing. Researchers have discovered... more
Oldest evidence of marijuana use discovered in 2500-year-old cemetery in peaks of western China
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