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Russia May Soon Mothball Its Most Historic Launchpad: Report  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
Russia may soon decommission its most historic launch site, from which the world's first satellite, Sputnik, was lofted into space. more
Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study. more
Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength  Science Magazine · 7 hours
Ice sheet mass loss is currently dominated by fast-flowing glaciers (ice streams) terminating in the ocean as ice shelves and resting on beds below sea level. The factors... more
Modern analysis of ancient hearths reveals Neanderthal settlement patterns  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Ancient fire remains provide evidence of Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns and indicate specific occupation episodes, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019... more
'Beautiful Nightmare' Crab Sported Lobster Shell, Shrimp Mouth and Soccer Ball Eyes  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world. more
Ancient secrets of medicinal mint  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of therapeutic drugs. more
Digital cathedrals: bringing Notre-Dame de Paris back to life  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris sparked intense emotion around the world, demonstrating the cathedral's important place in history and culture as well as its enormous symbolic power. As... more
A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal... more
OCR4all: Modern tool for old texts  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Historians and other humanities' scholars often have to deal with difficult research objects: centuries-old printed works that are difficult to decipher and often in an unsatisfactory state of conservation. Many of these documents have now been... more
Ancient Greek Murder Victim Died with Weirdly Perfect Circle in Chest  LIVE SCIENCE · 13 hours
About 2,000 years ago, a heavily muscled man was murdered on a Greek island. The killer drove a seven-pointed spear into the man's chest with such... more
DNA gives insight into prehistoric bonds between dogs and humans  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Domestic dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the animals we now regard as man's best friend may have originated from just two populations of wolves, research... more
Chinese-UK project reveals ancient secrets of medicinal mint  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of... more
Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan. more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
New diagnostic tool developed for global menace Xylella fastidiosa increases specificity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa is notable for having a wide host range, with the ability to infect more than 300 plants. X. fastidiosa has a long... more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly similar from species to species. more
Fisher Space Pen Marks Apollo 11 50th With Moon-Flown Material  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A new limited-edition, collectible pen is embedded with a piece of the history it helped write. more
Better labor practices could improve archaeological output  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist Allison Mickel. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she says. Excavations have been,... more
Better labor practices could improve archaeological output  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she says. Excavations have been, and often... more
Ancient sculptors made magnetic figures from rocks struck by lightning  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Carved ‘potbelly’ stone sculptures suggest people in what’s now Guatemala knew about magnetism more than 2,000 years ago. more
To save life on Earth, here's the $100 billion-a-year solution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth. But in the 21st century, scientists now estimate that society must urgently come to grips this... more
8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Here's a look at some of the more interesting places the historical Jesus may have set foot in, and what he was doing there. more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Jesus Wasn't the Only Man to Be Crucified. Here's the History Behind This Brutal Practice.  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The most famous crucifixion in the world took place when, according to the New Testament, Jesus was put... more
Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Leonardo da Vinci was Ambidextrous, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed, but he wrote and painted with both hands, according to new research from the Opificio delle Pietre... more
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the... more
Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In "A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish," published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered... more
Notre Dame: the public and private lives of France's spiritual home  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the... more
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species. more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
How superstitions spread  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds. Builders often omit the thirteenth floor from their floor plans,... more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th century 'witch bottles' during restoration work or know of examples curated at... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
Genome analysis shows common origin of Pskov, Novgorod and Yakutia populations  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have for the first time compared complete genome data of different ethnic groups in Russia. Using a special algorithm, they traced the genetic history for... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient urine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars think the intensive food production that came along... more
Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study into one of the world's oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the... more
Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A lightning bolt struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm Wednesday, lightly injuring two visitors and two guards but causing no damage to the country's most famous ancient site,... more
Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state symptoms return. Addressing these fluctuations... more
Rhinos, Gomphotheres, Camels, Horses, Antelopes and Alligators Lived in Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Dr. Steven May, a paleontology research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from... more
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the coming years, NASA has some bold plans to build on the success of the New Horizons mission. Not only did this spacecraft... more
Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Hidden Brain: America's Changing Attitudes Toward Gay People  NPR · 1 week
Public opinion about gay rights has shifted enormously in the United States over the past few decades. What are some of the factors that have led to this historic change in attitudes? more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
Historic logging site shows first human-caused bedrock erosion along an entire river  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Logging activity a century ago on a Washington river caused the bedrock to erode, creating a new terrace. The authors believe such large-scale, human-caused... more
A 2014 meteor may have come from another solar system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Scientists have identified a possible interstellar meteor, and think it could be one of millions that have visited Earth over the planet’s history. more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  nanowerk · 1 week
Large differences in the 'foggines' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Large differences in the 'fogginess' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
‘Cities’ reveals common ground between ancient and modern urban life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In the book ‘Cities,’ archaeologist Monica Smith sees the positives in past and present metropolises. more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years... more
Historic logging site shows first human-caused bedrock erosion along an entire river  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Geologic time is supposed to be slow, and the most solid object should be bedrock. But new University of Washington research upends both concepts:... more
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor, according to researchers using data from NASA's LADEE spacecraft. The findings will help scientists understand the history of... more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. more
The history of humanity in your face  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The face you see in the mirror is the result of millions of years of evolution and reflects the most distinctive features that we use to identify and recognize each other, molded by our... more
Study: Aegean farmers replaced hunters of ancient Britain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in... more
Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat 'innocence fatigue'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason, in a bid to reveal the roots... more
Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, on Saturday successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With... more
Beresheet Spacecraft Fails to Land Safely on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Israel almost succeeded in rewriting lunar history on Thursday evening but fell short after spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for... more
Stratolaunch, the World's Biggest Aircraft, Makes Historic 1st Flight  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
An odd-looking, double-bodied airplane with a wingspan as long as a football field just took to the skies today (April 13) from the Mojave Air & Space Port. more
Israel Will Build Another Moon Lander  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The team behind the nation's Beresheet probe, which crashed during its historic lunar-landing attempt Thursday (April 11), will take another crack at Earth's nearest neighbor. more
AP Explains: Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
AP Explains: Why the 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a growing concern more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
American parents (still) prefer boys—and it's hurting their daughters' test scores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The math gender gap may be narrowing, thanks to STEM programs, advocacy and an overdue backlash against inequality. But there's still a lot we don't know... more
Ancient lakes: Eyes into the past, and the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Baikal, Biwa and Bosuntwi. Maracaibo, Malawi and Matano. Tule, Tahoe and Titicaca. more
DNA fragments from ancient hominins reveal new branches of the Denisovan lineage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It's widely accepted that anatomically modern humans interbred with their close relatives, the Neanderthals and Denisovans, as they dispersed out of Africa. more
Should We Have Empathy For Those We Hate?  NPR · 2 weeks
The latest episode of NPR's Podcast Invisibilia examines the history of empathy in American culture. In this era of political polarization, empathy has fallen out of fashion. more
Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon Thursday just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing. more
Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research scientists have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage. The family tree of sooglossid... more
Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon after technical failures  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent,... more
Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Israel's first moon lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11). more
Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Israel's lunar lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11). more
Homo luzonensis: New Species of Ancient Human Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An early human species with a unique mix of primitive (that is, Australopithecus-like) and derived (that is, Homo sapiens-like) morphological... more
A new species of ancient human and real-time evolutionary changes in flowering plants  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The ancient humans also known as the “hobbit” people (Homo floresiensis) might have company in their small stature with the discovery of... more
Digital cathedrals: bringing Notre-Dame de Paris back to life
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A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history
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To save life on Earth, here's the $100 billion-a-year solution
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NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
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New species of early human found in the Philippines
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