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Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An Antarctic field campaign last winter led by the US and Australia has successfully extracted some of the largest samples of air dating from... more
Human teeth used as jewellery in Turkey 8,500 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
At a prehistoric archaeological site in Turkey, researchers have discovered two 8,500-year-old human teeth, which had been used as pendants in a necklace or bracelet. Researchers have never... more
New Eocene-Period Whale Unearthed in Egypt  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of extinct protocetid whale, based on the fossilized remains found in the Western... more
Rare find: Human teeth used as jewellery in Turkey 8,500 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
At a prehistoric archaeological site in Turkey, researchers have discovered two 8,500-year-old human teeth, which had been used as pendants in a necklace or... more
Children in the ancient Middle East were valued and vulnerable—not unlike children today  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The choices that societies make concerning the treatment of children can bring about the greatest of debates and prompt significant political action.... more
Canadian tundra formerly covered in rich forest: Ancient plant fossil record shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Canada's northernmost islands, Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands in Nunavut, were home to a vibrant, temperate forest 56 million years ago, according to fossil... more
One of Europe's worst famines likely caused by devastating floods  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Europe's Great Famine of 1315–1317 is considered one of the worst population collapses in the continent's history. Historical records tell of unrelenting rain accompanied by mass crop failure,... more
Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ancient air samples from one of Antarctica's snowiest ice core sites may add a new molecule to the record of changes to Earth's atmosphere... more
Ancient DNA confirms humans wiped out northern hemisphere's version of the penguin  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The North Atlantic was once home to a bird that bore a remarkable similarity to penguins. The great auk, also known as "the original... more
Canadian tundra formerly covered in rich forest, ancient plant fossil record shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The heady aroma of magnolia blossoms and lotus flowers might have wafted to your nostrils if you had gone for a walk 56 million... more
'Lost' Iron Meteorites May Lurk Beneath Antarctic Ice. Scientists on Quest to Find Them.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history... more
World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research. more
Addictions and drug interactions common among patients not disclosing their medication history  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Some patients skip telling their doctors about the drugs and medications they are consuming. A new study shows that these patients are at a... more
Tiny, Ancient Native American Weapons May Have Been Used to Train Children to Fight  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Predating the bow and arrow, the atlatl was a dart-throwing weapon that could launch projectiles with great force. more
44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art  NPR · 4 days
In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning ancient painting of a hunting party that is thousands of years older than similar works found in Europe. more
Breathing new life into the rise of oxygen debate  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research strongly suggests that the distinct 'oxygenation events' that created Earth's breathable atmosphere happened spontaneously, rather than being a consequence of biological or tectonic revolutions. The study not only... more
Researchers analyze artifacts to better understand ancient dietary practices  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research from anthropologists at McMaster University and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), is shedding light on ancient dietary practices, the evolution of agricultural societies and ultimately, how plants... more
Record low level of Bering Sea ice causes profound, widespread impacts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources... more
Ancient lice-like insects found to feed on dinosaur feathers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China, the U.S. and Russia has found evidence of ancient lice-like insects that fed on dinosaur feathers. In their paper published... more
Property values plummeted and stayed down after Hurricane Ike  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Texas homes that took the biggest hit in value after 2008's Hurricane Ike were, surprisingly, not those within historic flood zones, new research finds. Instead, they were homes just outside... more
Identifying the best reagent to transfect human embryonic stems cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Historically the research group of Prof Tan Eng-King had used GeneIN, a transfection reagent specifically developed for stem cells which is now no longer available. more
Two rovers to roll on Mars again: Curiosity and Mars 2020  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Curiosity won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer. Next summer, Mars 2020 will be headed for the Red Planet. While the newest rover... more
The First Evidence of 'Head Cones' Found in 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Egyptian burials holding bodies wearing head cones, the first physical evidence of the practice. more
Gold and Jewels Found on Minoan Island Devoted to the Color Purple  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
A storehouse of ancient treasures, including precious jewels and gold beads, has been uncovered by archaeologists on an island near Crete devoted to making... more
Lower BMI means lower diabetes risk, even among non-overweight people  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Lower body mass index (BMI) is consistently associated with reduced type II diabetes risk, among people with varied family history, genetic risk factors and weight, according to a... more
Study uncovers need to improve HCV testing rates in young people  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study led by Boston Medical Center uncovered a need to improve testing rates for Hepatitis C Virus in young people, specifically those with documented... more
Buried Christian (and Pagan) Basilica Discovered in Ethiopia's 'Lost Kingdom' of Aksum  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
An ancient church from the fourth century, containing both early Christian and what may be pagan artifacts, has been unearthed in a buried town... more
Buried Christian (and Pagan) Church Discovered in Ethiopia's 'Lost Kingdom' of Aksum  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
An ancient church from the fourth century, containing both early Christian and what may be pagan artifacts, has been unearthed in a buried town... more
Traveling back in time through smart archaeology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The British explorer George Dennis once wrote, "Vulci is a city whose very name … was scarcely remembered, but which now, for the enormous treasures of antiquity it has yielded, is exalted above every... more
How are local dry lakes impacting air quality and human health?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Great Salt Lake reached historic low levels in recent years and continues to dry as a result of drought and water diversions. As water levels... more
480-million-year-old fossils reveal sea lilies' ancient roots  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sea lilies, despite their name, aren't plants. They're animals related to starfish and sea urchins, with long feathery arms resting atop a stalk that keeps them anchored to the ocean floor. Sea lilies have... more
CRISPR-resistant viruses build 'safe rooms' to shield genomes from DNA-dicing enzymes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Bacteria and the viruses that infect them are engaged in a molecular arms race as ancient as life itself. Evolution has equipped bacteria with an arsenal... more
Laser scanning leads to 3-D rendering of Robber's Cave  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As bits of Robber's Cave history fade to folklore, the thousands of engravings that crowd its Dakota sandstone walls like graffiti are likewise disintegrating, imperceptibly but inevitably, into miniature dunes... more
Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted... more
How to build a 3D map of the universe - and why  nanowerk · 1 week
Because we don't know what?s pushing the universe outward ever more quickly, 'dark energy' is scientists? shorthand for the mysterious process. To understand the... more
Discovery of genes involved in the biosynthesis of antidepressant  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an ancient medicinal plant. It is known for the mild antidepressant properties of its bioactive compound hypericin, which is produced in the dark glands... more
Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's not often that a fossil truly rewrites human evolution, but the recent discovery of an ancient extinct ape has... more
Cuneiform reveals shared birthplace  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Assyriologists in Leiden have been conducting research into ancient clay tablets from the Middle East for 100 years already. What exactly do these clay tablets tell us? And why is Leiden such a good place to study them? more
A 6,000-year-old fruit fly gave the world modern cheeses and yogurts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Historians often trace the dawn of human civilization back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent, which stretches through... more
New Fossil Fills Gap in Evolution of Comma Shrimps  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A new species of comma shrimp that lived during the mid-Cretaceous period, between 95 and 90 million years... more
Extinction filters mediate the global effects of habitat fragmentation on animals  Science Magazine · 1 week
Habitat loss is the primary driver of biodiversity decline worldwide, but the effects of fragmentation (the spatial arrangement of remaining habitat) are debated. We tested the... more
New cretaceous mammal provides evidence for separation of hearing and chewing modules  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A joint research team led by Mao Fangyuan from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and... more
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a new study. more
Brazen Thieves Plunder Priceless Jewels and Historic Artifacts in 2 Heists in Germany  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
In two daring heists that took place just days apart in Germany, burglars stole precious gems and artifacts from museums in two... more
Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no... more
Solving Fossil Mystery Could Aid Mars Life Quest  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The search for evidence of life on Mars could be helped by fresh insights into ancient rocks on Earth. Research... more
Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire's construction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mauro Bernabei from the National... more
Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A year ago, NASA's Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any satellite in history, collecting a spectacular... more
Trump's border wall threatens an Arizona oasis with a long, diverse history  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A few hundred yards from the Mexican border in southern Arizona lies a quiet pond, about the size of two football fields, called Quitobaquito.... more
Justinianic plague did not wipe out the Romans as history books tell us  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has revealed that it was not plague that killed half of the world’s population and thus proved to be... more
Great Barrier Reef study shows how reef copes with rapid sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study into the recent history of the Great Barrier Reef has shown how it responds to rapid sea-level rise and other environmental... more
2010s hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change... more
Two chiral catalysts working hand in hand  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just as our left hand is not superposable to our right hand, the mirror image of certain molecules cannot be overlapped onto it, even when turned or twisted. These two mirror images are referred... more
Genetic testing results help woman to make decisions about her treatment and preventive care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Wendy Richardson, 52, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, has always been aware that she has a strong family history of cancer. more
Food fights: How history shapes what we eat–and why  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Everybody eats. But what people eat, and what drives our decisions about food, vary tremendously. more
Unexpected versatility of an ancient DNA repair factor revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
If a bone breaks or a tendon snaps, you know to seek treatment immediately. But your most fragile and precious cellular commodity, chromosomal DNA, breaks with astounding frequency- some estimate... more
75-year old blood-stained microscope slide reveals historical spread of malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to... more
1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the... more
1940s blood samples reveal historical spread of malaria  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the... more
Researchers reveal unexpected versatility of an ancient DNA repair factor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If a bone breaks or a tendon snaps, you know to seek treatment immediately. But your most fragile and precious cellular commodity, chromosomal DNA, breaks with astounding frequency—some... more
How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set stage for early life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early... more
95-million-year-old fossil reveals new group of pterosaurs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ancient flying reptiles known as pterosaurs were much more diverse than originally thought, according to a new study by an international group of paleontologists. more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around Earth at 8 km/s, to control an Earth-based rover, equipped with an... more
Cretaceous-Period Mammal Had Bizarre Middle Ear  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists in China have unearthed a nearly complete skeleton of a previously unknown Cretaceous mammal species with well-preserved middle ear bones. The ancient creature... more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around... more
Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers present an expanded analysis of African ostrich eggshell beads, testing the hypothesis that larger beads signal the arrival of herders. The data reveals a more... more
Barbequed clams on the menu for ancient Puerto Ricans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have reconstructed the cooking techniques of the early inhabitants of Puerto Rico by analysing the remains of clams. more
Medical News Today: Rapamycin has anti-aging effect on human skin  MNT · 3 weeks
A small study reveals that rapamycin, a drug with a long history as an immune suppressor, can improve tone and reduce wrinkles and sagging in human skin. more
New Cretaceous mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of middle ear  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have reported... more
Oyster deaths: American slipper limpet is innocent  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Natural history collections are unique archives of biodiversity. They document how living things transform over time and what effects aspects like climate change or other man-made environmental changes have on their distribution. A good... more
Impact crater data analysis of Ryugu asteroid illuminates complicated geological history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Analysis of the impact craters on Ryugu using the spacecraft Hayabusa 2's remote sensing image data has illuminated the geological history of the Near-Earth asteroid. more
Researchers show how feathers propel birds through air and history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Birds of a feather may flock together, but the feathers of birds differ altogether. more
Fish kills and undrinkable water: Here's what to expect for the Murray Darling this summer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A grim summer is likely for the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin and the people, flora and fauna... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Fractured Ice Sheets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The two Martian hemispheres are drastically different; the smooth northern lowlands sit up to 3 km below the rugged southern... more
Conservation of biodiversity is like an insurance policy for the future of mankind  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fens and bogs are valuable research environments for paleoecologists due to ancient fossils that have survived in the peatland for thousands of... more
Did human hunting activities alone drive great auks' extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New insight on the extinction history of a flightless seabird that vanished from the shores of the North Atlantic during the 19th century has been published today in eLife. more
Scientists inch closer than ever to signal from cosmic dawn  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have taken a new and significant step toward detecting a signal from the period in cosmic history when the first stars lit up the universe. more
Did human hunting activities alone drive great auks' extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New insight on the extinction history of a flightless seabird that vanished from the shores of the North Atlantic during the 19th century has been published today. more
Scientists inch closer than ever to signal from cosmic dawn  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Around 12 billion years ago, the universe emerged from a great cosmic dark age as the first stars and galaxies lit up. With a new analysis of data... more
Scientists inch closer than ever to signal from cosmic dawn  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers using the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope have taken a new and significant step toward detecting a signal from the period in cosmic history when the first... more
Socioeconomic status in the US harder to change than any time in past 150 years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For a certain population subset, socioeconomic status in the United States is harder to change now than at... more
Human migration out of Africa may have followed monsoons in the Middle East  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Last year, scientists announced that a human jawbone and prehistoric tools found in 2002 in Misliya Cave, on the western edge of... more
High school athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for suicide  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression... more
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