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The historic neutron-star crash that astronomers observed last year generated a hypermassive, supermagnetic neutron star, a recent study suggests.
Nearly a thousand years ago, a famous king created a famous book, later given the title "Domesday" (pronounced "doomsday").
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A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect...
New research suggests that, over time, less phosphorus fertilizer may be necessary on agricultural fields.
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Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed what they believe are the remnants of the long-lost ancient city of Tenea. Tenea was...
Jason Smerdon is coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future. The book is a succinct, non-ideological reference for anyone who wants to understand what we know (and...
A new study found evidence that climate change likely drove the Harappans to resettle far away from the floodplains of the Indus.
Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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The ancient city dates back to between 300 B.C. and A.D. 400.
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Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of...
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Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.
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An ape maxilla (upper jaw) from the Late Miocene found in the Kutch basin, in western India, significantly extends the southern range of ancient apes in the Indian...
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An international team led by researchers from the IAC used data from the ESA satellite Gaia to measure the motion of 39 dwarf galaxies. This data...
California is burning, again. Dozens of people have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the state's history.
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A twilight scene shows a 96 percent illuminated moon peeking through the clouds behind the Roman Catholic Church of La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that around 45 million tons of phosphorus fertilizers will be used around the world in 2018.
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As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can...
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A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly Ennico at...
More than 4,000 years ago, the Harappa culture thrived in the Indus River Valley of what is now modern Pakistan and northwestern India, where they built...
Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.
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Spelt is an ancient grain that people can use in place of wheat. Learn about the health benefits of spelt, including its protein content, and how to use...
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VIDEO The historically over-exploited Giant South American Turtle is making a significant comeback on river beaches in the Brazilian Amazon thanks to local protection efforts, say researchers at the University of...
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A new map reveals the ancient precursors to Antarctica.
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Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ancient city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek...
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Plants have evolved ways to make ants defend them from attacks and spread their seeds, and this new study shows how it happened. In a new study breaking down the genetic history...
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About 140 years ago, Charles Darwin seemed to be bothered by evidence suggesting the sudden occurrence of numerous angiosperms in the mid-Cretaceous. Since Darwin's...
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California continues to be plagued by wildfires—including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history. NASA satellites are observing these...
The extinct Jamaican monkey X. mcgregori mcgregori acted like a sloth and had hardly any teeth. It may have been a seafaring hero.
A 10,600-year-old mummy found in Nevada is helping scientists fill in their fuzzy picture of how humans first migrated into the Americas.
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Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed...
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Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix—which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey—has revealed that it was in...
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A new study has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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cosmologists provide new measurement of cosmic controversy
Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have come up with a new measurement of one of the most debated topics in cosmology....
Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The...
Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people.
An ancient Egyptian papyrus, known as the Cairo Calendar, could be the oldest historical record of a star's brightness, providing a new perspective on the development of the...
On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central...
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A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed new insights into ancient fishing throughout history, including what type of fish people were regularly eating as part of their diet.
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Check out some of the strangest medical studies carried out in recent years.
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Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases
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In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the...
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Vega, historically one of the most-studied stars, is under scrutiny in modern times because it may have planets.
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By about 7,000 years ago, ancient people who lived high in the Andes Mountains had developed bigger hearts and slightly higher blood pressure, among other adaptations, to better...
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With its wind and precipitation patterns, the South Asian Monsoon influences the lives of several billion people. Recent studies indicate that its drivers are more complex than previously...
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Geologists have discovered a set of 28 footprints left behind by an ancient reptile approximately 310...
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The isotope values of food consumed are reflected in the individual's tissues. As bone is constantly being turned over by remodelling, analysing the stable isotope ratios of bone collagen can shine a light on the main...
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Global demands for food and energy are driving research on sustainably using our planet's fast-depleting natural resources. One creative initiative looked to ancient land-use systems that supported millions of people with no apparent negative effect on biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.
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Genetic studies of ancient remains are filling in the picture of who the earliest Americans were and how they spread through the Americas long...
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During the Roman Empire, health standards improved due to an understanding of the importance of public health and the influence of Greek doctors. Learn more about medicine during this period here.
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Ancient Greek doctors included Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.” How did the Greeks practice medicine, and how does this relate to health in our times? Find out more.
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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A new study has uncovered the history of bleaching on a reef in the epicenter of El Nino, revealing how some corals...
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Research on a newly rediscovered 9,000-year-old child's tooth has reshaped our understanding of Alaska's ancient people, their genetic background and their diets. The tooth is only the second known remnant...
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A wide ranging international study that genetically analysed the DNA of a series of famous and controversial ancient...
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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America...
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As climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs worldwide are experiencing mass bleaching events and die-offs. For many, this is...
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A team has used genome-wide ancient DNA data to revise Central and South American history. Their analysis of DNA from 49 individuals spanning about...
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The peopling of the Andean highlands above 2500 m in elevation was a complex process that included cultural, biological, and genetic adaptations....
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Trove of ancient samples reveals 11,000 years of unknown genetic history
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In areas of human activity where performance is difficult to quantify in an objective fashion, reputation and networks of influence play a key role in determining access to resources and rewards. To understand the role of...
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Studies of the peopling of the Americas have focused on the timing and number of initial migrations. Less attention has been paid to the subsequent spread of people within the Americas. We sequenced 15 ancient human...
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Historical processes display some degree of "contingency," meaning their outcomes are sensitive to seemingly inconsequential events that can fundamentally change the future. Contingency is what makes historical outcomes unpredictable. Unlike many other...
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Ongoing climate change is thought to disrupt trophic relationships, with consequences for complex interspecific interactions, yet the effects of climate change on species interactions...
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A legal battle over a 10,600 year old ancient skeleton—called the 'Spirit Cave Mummy' - has ended after...
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An international team of researchers has revealed unexpected details about the peopling of Central and South America by studying the first high-quality ancient DNA...
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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America...
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How predictable is evolution? The answer has long been debated by biologists grappling with the extent to which history affects the repeatability of evolution.
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In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers at Oregon State University have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the...
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Harvard has received a $200 million gift that officials say is the largest in its medical school's 236-year history
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Scientists say they have identified what may be an ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells.
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Google has moved a step closer to transforming the historic Spruce Goose hangar in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles into a state-of-the-art office and production facility, the latest sign of how tech...
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Since the time of ancient Egypt, humans have been making and breaking secret codes to retain and gain critical information. Human life itself is based upon a genetic code of DNA or RNA sequences...
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For several decades, particle physicists have been trying to better understand nature at the smallest distances by colliding particles at the highest energies. While the Standard Model of...
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With its wind and precipitation patterns, the South Asian Monsoon influences the lives of several billion people. Recent studies indicate that its drivers are more complex than previously...
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VIDEO The entire history of human existence is a tiny blip in our solar system's 4.5-billion-year history. No one was around to see planets forming and undergoing dramatic changes before settling...
In the dramatically changing conditions of ancient Earth, organisms had to evolve new strategies to keep up. From...
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Quantitative three-dimensional analysis of bone wear patterns can provide insight into the manufacture and use of early human tools, according to a...
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The ancient Celts took boasting of their conquests to an extreme.
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Vertebrates have a vast array of epithelial appendages, including scales, feathers, and hair. The developmental patterning of these diverse structures can be theoretically explained by Alan...
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The Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" is a distortion of the personalities involved in the Apollo 11 mission and a less-than-convincing account of the U.S. space program of...
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"Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space" (Smithsonian Books) is a stunning new book that combines striking images with captivating space history...
The ancient Celts took boasting of their conquests to an extreme.
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An international team of archaeologists from the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo, Egypt, and...
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An international team of scientists from Leicester, Yale, Oxford and London has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved tiny crustacean in 430 million-years-old rocks in Herefordshire, UK. The...
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Steps must be taken to promote gender equality to ensure more women view history as an academic option and profession, according to a new report published by the Royal Historical Society (RHS)...
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esa s gravity mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under antarctic ice
VIDEO It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to...
Infant burials and stone monuments were found at these ceremonial complexes in the Atacama Desert.
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VIDEO Botanists at the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture have created a much-needed second edition of the "Flora of the Pacific Northwest."...
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2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, an ultra metal-poor star located some 1,950 light-years away from Earth, is approximately 13.53 billion years old, making it...
An international research team used a computer model to reconstruct the history of glaciation in the Alps, visualising it in a two-minute computer animation. The simulation aims to enable a...
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A genetic scan of a massive number of samples taken from tuberculosis patients across China has shown a surprising genetic uniformity: just two 'strains' of the tuberculosis bacterium account for 99.4 percent of all...
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Ancient remains reveal conditions that are unknown in modern humans
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Although dairy pastoralism once made Mongolian steppe herders successful enough to conquer most of Asia and Europe, the origins of this way of life on the East Asian steppe are...
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Amazon turtle populations recovering well thanks to local action
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Cosmic detective work: Why we care about space rocks
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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice
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NASA's Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
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How to make the liquefied natural gas industry more sustainable
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What teeth can tell about the lives and environments of ancient humans and Neanderthals
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Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
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Neanderthal children shivered and suffered in ancient Europe
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Crowd-mapping gender equality – a powerful tool for shaping a better city launches in Melbourne
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