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Stonehenge: Facts & Theories About Mysterious Monument
LIVE SCIENCE Stonehenge, a huge prehistoric monument, was built 5,000 years ago in England. Its builders and its purpose remain a mystery. 2 days
Citrus fruits were the clear status symbols of the nobility in the ancient Mediterranean
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals that citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite. It also plots the... 3 days
Citrus Fruits Were Symbols of High Social Status in Ancient Rome
SCI-NEWS.COM Citrus fruits such as citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient... 3 days
Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam
SCIENCE DAILY A team of archaeologists has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. 3 days
In search of Edwards' pheasant: Amost extinct?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists say we need to improve our information about little-known species to reduce the risk of one going extinct just because no-one is interested in looking for it. 3 days
Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam
PHYS.ORG A team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. 3 days
Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution
PHYS.ORG In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones forming the vertebra. Tetrapods,... 3 days
Cat-Sized Marsupial Relative Lived in Turkey 43 Million Years Ago
SCI-NEWS.COM Fossils discovered in Turkey represent a new species that is a previously unknown relative of modern-day... 3 days
Researcher finds ancient Pompeii water pipes contaminated with toxic antimony
PHYS.ORG The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines was probably poisoned with antimony on a scale that would have... 3 days
City Cemetery: 3 Tombs Discovered in Ancient Egypt
LIVE SCIENCE Three tombs stretching back to the 27th Dynasty have been uncovered in the Al-Kamin Al-Shrawi area in the Minya Province of Egypt, south of Cairo, according to a statement. 3 days
Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop
PHYS.ORG New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient... 3 days
Genuinely extinct or just not worth looking for? Scientists set out to discover just how endangered certain species are
PHYS.ORG Scientists are heading off in search of a rare species... 3 days
Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern Africa
PHYS.ORG The earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime routes between the 7th... 4 days
Smithsonian manatee count informs policy recommendations
PHYS.ORG All three of the world's manatee species are threatened with extinction: the Amazonian Manatee, the African Manatee and the West Indian Manatee. The Antillean Manatee, an endangered subspecies, feeds and calves in rivers and coastal wetlands... 4 days
Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers
PHYS.ORG Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago:... 4 days
Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise
SCIENCE DAILY A new international study has measured the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier. Scientists have said one of the main sources of ocean noise was... 4 days
Poisonings went hand in hand with the drinking water in ancient Pompeii
SCIENCE DAILY The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines was probably poisoned on a scale that... 4 days
‘Euro Devil’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative discovered in E Europe
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered fossil remains of a new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of the biggest marsupial relatives ever discovered in the northern hemisphere. 4 days
Mythbusting Ancient Rome—did all roads actually lead there?
PHYS.ORG We all know the phrase "all roads lead to Rome". Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like "there is more than one way to reach the same... 4 days
Cretaceous Flowers Found Preserved in Burmese Amber
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published recently in the journal Palaeodiversity, U.S. paleontologists described a new species of angiosperm flower, Tropidogyne pentaptera, found in... 4 days
Medical News Today: Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?
MNT Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to... 4 days
Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico
PHYS.ORG Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole. 4 days
Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those... 4 days
Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egyptian Writing
LIVE SCIENCE The Rosetta Stone contains text written in three languages, which made it possible to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. 4 days
Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing... 4 days
Roman Change: Ancient Coins Reveal Rise of an Empire
LIVE SCIENCE By tracing the lead isotopes in silver coins from ancient Rome, researchers found a shift in the source of the coins' metal that corresponds with Rome's rise to power. 5 days
This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution Mystery
LIVE SCIENCE A bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved... 5 days
Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching
SCIENCE DAILY The sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialization encroaches on its natural habitat -- which... 5 days
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
PHYS.ORG NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find... 5 days
popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on its natural habitat - which... 5 days
Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region... 5 days
Archaeologists Excavate Large Ancient Roman Villa in Italy
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of archaeologists led by the University of South Florida is the first to successfully excavate the 5,000... 5 days
400-million-year-old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans
PHYS.ORG A new study from ANU on a 400 million year old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary lineage linked to humans. 5 days
The penguin that never was
PHYS.ORG A Tasmanian penguin long thought extinct never even existed, University of Otago-led research has discovered. 5 days
‘Missing Link’ in Dinosaur Family Tree Discovered: Chilesaurus diegosuarezi
SCI-NEWS.COM Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a peculiar dinosaur that roamed the Earth some 145 million years ago and looked like a... 5 days
Scientists struggle to fit this strange vegetarian dinosaur into the family tree
Science Magazine New study now suggests plant-eating dinosaur was a missing link between theropods and ornithischians 5 days
Study identifies dinosaur 'missing link'
PHYS.ORG A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. 5 days
Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting 'Computer' 2,000 Years Ago
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera mechanism was used to predict both solar and lunar eclipses, research shows. 6 days
Study reveals seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old
PHYS.ORG A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been... 6 days
Eclipses Were Regarded As Omens in the Ancient World
SPACE.COM August 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. 6 days
Seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old
SCIENCE DAILY A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized... 6 days
Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary tale
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the... 6 days
Solar Eclipses Through the Ages: From (Possible) Beheadings to Science
SPACE.COM We have historic — and surprisingly, prehistoric — records of celestial events going back thousands of years, including solar eclipses, 6 days
Record-shattering 2.7-million-year-old ice core reveals start of the ice ages
Science Magazine Clues to ancient atmosphere found in bubbles trapped in Antarctic samples 6 days
Afraid of the Dark? Why Eclipses Frightened Ancient Civilizations
LIVE SCIENCE For many ancient cultures, eclipses of the sun and moon were something special — and something to be feared. 6 days
Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily. 6 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Some of the mystery behind one of Sicily's largest ancient Roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. They're the... 6 days
New progress of research on fossil Equus
PHYS.ORG Stenonid horse is the earliest Equus in Eurasia. The first occurrence of stenonid horse in Eurasia was regarded as the sign of the lower boundary of the Quaternary. The appearance, evolution and dispersal of... 6 days
Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials science
PHYS.ORG An international team of archaeological scientists have put an end to the more than half-a-century old claim about the earliest copper smelting event at the Late Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük... 6 days
Global megafauna study calls for conservation rethink
PHYS.ORG It's hard to imagine an Australia ruled by hippopotamus-sized wombats (Diprotodon) and three-metre-tall kangaroos (Procoptodon golian). The continent lost all native megafauna to the Pleistocene extinctions, tens of thousands of years ago. 6 days
Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time Capsule
LIVE SCIENCE An earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century. 6 days
6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear
NPR Even after a Harvard team took into account differences in age and weight among ancient specimens and knee joints today, they found that modern humans tend to have... 6 days
New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk Road
PHYS.ORG Centuries ago, the ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated a political and economic openness between the nations of Eurasia.... 6 days
Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary tale
PHYS.ORG Researchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the... 6 days
Ancient Pueblo Rock Art Depicts a 'Celebratory' Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM A thousand years ago, early Pueblo people, called Chacoans, captured their experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving it into a rock — a circle with looping streamers that... 7 days
Stoneware 'Factory' from Time of Jesus Unearthed in Galilee
LIVE SCIENCE Evidence of chalkstone manufacturing from Jesus's time in ancient Galilee has recently been uncovered. 7 days
Neonics put bumblebees at risk of extinction by hindering colony formation, study reveals
SCIENCE DAILY Bumblebees are less able to start colonies when exposed to a common neonicotinoid pesticide, according to a new study. The research has... 7 days
Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'
SCIENCE DAILY Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across... 7 days
Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work
SCIENCE DAILY Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them. 7 days
Neonics put bumblebees at risk of extinction by hindering colony formation, study reveals
PHYS.ORG Bumblebees are less able to start colonies when exposed to a common neonicotinoid pesticide, according to a new University of Guelph study. 7 days
New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic tale
SCIENCE DAILY Misfit plates in the Pacific led scientists to the discovery of a microplate between the Galapagos Islands and the South American coast. 7 days
Ancient Pueblo Rock Art Depicts a 'Celebratory' Solar Eclipse
LIVE SCIENCE A thousand years ago, early Pueblo people, called Chacoans, captured their experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving it into a rock — a circle with looping streamers that... 7 days
In Photos: Ancient Rock Art Depicts Total Solar Eclipse in Chaco Canyon
LIVE SCIENCE About 1,000 years ago Chacoans (early Pueblo people) captured their wondrous experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving the celestial event into a... 7 days
Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'
PHYS.ORG Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across... 7 days
Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work
PHYS.ORG Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to starfish, and showed how these sea creatures evolved in response to the rise of shell-crushing predators... 1 week
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