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Honanki Ruins: Photos Reveal Sprawling, Ancient Pueblos
LIVE SCIENCE Honanki is one of the largest prehistoric pueblos in the Verde River Valley of Central Arizona. 13 hours
Ancient feces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts
SCIENCE DAILY Earliest archaeological evidence of intestinal parasitic worms infecting the ancient inhabitants of Greece confirms descriptions found in writings associated with Hippocrates, the early physician and 'father of Western... 1 day
Ancient Wari Queen Brought to Life with Stunning Recreation of Head
LIVE SCIENCE At first glance, the wrinkled face of a dark haired-woman wearing round, gold earrings looks incredibly real. But it's not — it's a reconstruction crafted from... 1 day
Photos: Children's Graves Discovered in Ancient Egypt
LIVE SCIENCE Four intact burials of children have been discovered at Gebel el Silsila in Upper Egypt. 2 days
Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan
SPACE.COM Spy satellite and drone imagery is revealing ancient Silk Road outposts and other lost archeological treasures in the treacherous deserts of Afghanistan. 2 days
How much can late Permian ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.
PHYS.ORG A whopping two hundred and fifty-two million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and... 2 days
Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
SCIENCE DAILY A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study. 2 days
Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
PHYS.ORG A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study by researchers from The Australian National... 3 days
Mammal long thought extinct in Australia resurfaces
PHYS.ORG A crest-tailed mulgara, a small carnivorous marsupial known only from fossilised bone fragments and presumed extinct in NSW for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park north-west of Tibooburra. 3 days
Evidence of early humans found in the jungles of Borneo
PHYS.ORG VIDEO I recently led a team excavating at one of the most iconic archaeological locations in Southeast Asia, Niah Caves in Malaysia. 3 days
4 Child Graves Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site
LIVE SCIENCE The youngest child was just a toddler when he or she died. 3 days
Photos: Aerial Views of Ancient Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia
LIVE SCIENCE Between Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, 2017, an archaeological team took nearly 6,000 photographs of ancient stone structures and other types of archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. 3 days
Poop Proof: Ancient Greeks Suffered from Gut Parasites
LIVE SCIENCE The proof is in the poo. 3 days
Ancient feces reveal parasites described in earliest Greek medical texts
PHYS.ORG Ancient faeces from prehistoric burials on the Greek island of Kea have provided the first archaeological evidence for the parasitic worms described 2,500 years ago in the writings... 3 days
Photos: Ancient Woman Buried with Handmade Fishhooks
LIVE SCIENCE About 11,500 years ago, a high-status woman was buried in a cave with handmade fishhooks fashioned out of seashells. 3 days
How to survive a mass extinction
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Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan
LIVE SCIENCE Spy satellite and drone imagery is revealing ancient Silk Road outposts and other lost archeological treasures in the treacherous deserts of Afghanistan. 3 days
Ancient genetic mutation helps explain origin of some human organs
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic mutation that occurred over 700 million years ago may have contributed to the development of certain organs in human beings and other vertebrates. This change, a... 3 days
Mummified Egyptian Woman's Portrait Mapped in Incredible Detail
LIVE SCIENCE More than 1,800 years ago, an artist in ancient Egypt painted the portrait of a large-eyed woman wearing a red tunic — a painting that ended up resting on the woman's dead,... 4 days
Dwarf Planet Ceres' Bright Spots Suggest an Ancient Ocean
SPACE.COM Ceres' bright patches may overlie pools of salty water, which could be the remnants of an ancient, subsurface ocean. 4 days
First Triassic Horseshoe Crab Fossil Found in North America
SCI-NEWS.COM A mostly complete and moderately well-preserved fossilized specimen is thought to represent the first Triassic horseshoe crab found... 4 days
New sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol
PHYS.ORG Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather... 4 days
The oldest plesiosaur was a strong swimmer
PHYS.ORG Plesiosaurs were especially effective swimmers. These long extinct "paddle saurians" propelled themselves through the oceans by employing "underwater flight"—similar to sea turtles and penguins. Paleontologist from the University of Bonn, Germany, together with colleagues... 4 days
Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study
PHYS.ORG Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is... 4 days
Sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol
SCIENCE DAILY Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying... 4 days
The oldest plesiosaur was a strong swimmer
SCIENCE DAILY Plesiosaurs were especially effective swimmer. These long extinct 'paddle saurians' propelled themselves through the World's oceans by employing 'underwater flight' -- similar to sea turtles and penguins. The find comes from the youngest part... 4 days
A Triassic plesiosaurian skeleton and bone histology inform on evolution of a unique body plan
Science Magazine Secondary marine adaptation is a major pattern in amniote evolution, accompanied by specific bone histological adaptations. In the... 4 days
Ancient Asian cultures may have risen and fallen on the strength of monsoons
Science Magazine Researchers reconstruct climate record back nearly 6000 years 4 days
Dinosaur parasites trapped in 100-million-year-old amber tell blood-sucking story
SCIENCE DAILY Fossilized ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago. 4 days
Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years
SCIENCE DAILY Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents... 4 days
A better understanding of ancient landscapes
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. A new study suggests that scientists may be able to better leverage zircon data to understand how landscapes... 4 days
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes
SCIENCE DAILY Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. A new study suggests that scientists may be able to better leverage zircon data to understand... 5 days
Giant Prehistoric Penguin Fossil Found in New Zealand
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have found the fossil remains of a giant prehistoric penguin that lived about 59 to 56 million years ago... 5 days
The story of humans’ origins got a revision in 2017
SCIENCE-NEWS Human evolution may have involved the gradual assembly of scattered skeletal traits, fossils of Homo naledi and other species show. 5 days
Ancient Jellyfish Embryos Curled Up Like Accordions
LIVE SCIENCE A 537-million-year-old fossil was the victim of mistaken identity. 5 days
Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion... 5 days
Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings... 5 days
Ticks Sucked Blood of Feathered Dinosaurs, Fossil Discovery Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM Preserved in 99 million-year-old Burmese amber paleontologists found a tick grasping a dinosaur feather. The discovery, reported in... 5 days
Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years
PHYS.ORG Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents... 5 days
Giant Penguin: This Ancient Bird Was As Tall As a Refrigerator
LIVE SCIENCE The fossils of a refrigerator-size penguin were so gargantuan that the scientists who discovered them initially thought they belonged to a giant turtle. The ancient behemoth... 5 days
Climate commitments at the 'One Planet Summit' in Paris
PHYS.ORG Moving away from using fossil fuels and leaning heavily on businesses to green up their act, the "One Planet Summit" in Paris on Tuesday set out a raft of wide-ranging... 5 days
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes
PHYS.ORG Geologists use zircon mineral grains to reconstruct what the Earth and its landscapes looked like in ancient times. These microscopic grains, commonly the width of a human hair, record detailed information on when and... 5 days
Feather-Gripping Tick Trapped in Amber Dined on Dinos
LIVE SCIENCE A rare find in amber connects ancient ticks to feathered dinosaur hosts. 5 days
Genetics preserves traces of ancient resistance to Inca rule
SCIENCE DAILY The Chachapoyas region was conquered by the Inca Empire in the late 15th century. Inca oral histories, written down after the Spanish conquest, claim that the native population was forcibly... 5 days
Ticks had a taste for dinosaur blood
SCIENCE-NEWS A tick found trapped in amber is evidence the bloodsuckers preyed on feathered dinosaurs, a new study says. 5 days
Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs
NPR The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires... 5 days
Ancient penguins may have weighed more than 100 kilograms, been as tall as a human
Science Magazine Gigantic penguins may have evolved more than once 5 days
99-million-year-old ticks sucked the blood of dinosaurs
Science Magazine Samples caught in Burmese amber provide clues to the evolution of the parasites and their hosts 5 days
New data tool to support the move from fossil fuels to renewable energy launched by IEA
PHYS.ORG The Institute for Environmental Analytics has launched a renewable energy planning tool in the Seychelles, where... 5 days
Dinosaur parasites trapped in 100-million-year-old amber tell blood-sucking story
PHYS.ORG Fossilised ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago, according to a new article published in... 5 days
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin
PHYS.ORG Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 5 days
With fossil fuel subsidies, humanity investing in 'own doom': UN chief
PHYS.ORG By subsidising fossil fuels, humanity was "investing in its own doom", UN chief Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a Paris summit seeking to unlock funds for... 5 days
Ancient weakening of Earth's crust explains unusual intraplate earthquakes
PHYS.ORG New research reveals that mysterious pockets of earthquake activity in the middle of North America all have one thing in common: Earth's crust in these zones underwent significant deformation hundreds... 6 days
Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say
NPR Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70,000... 6 days
Ancient Tomb Full of 'Soup Bowls' & Food Vessels Discovered in China
LIVE SCIENCE Also inside the tomb was a badly decomposed body of an unidentified person, the archaeologists said. 6 days
Photos: Ancient Chinese Tomb Full of Bronze Vessels
LIVE SCIENCE A 3,100-year-old tomb filled with bronze food vessels that have incredible designs has been discovered in Baoji City in China. 6 days
Genetics preserves traces of ancient resistance to Inca rule
PHYS.ORG The Chachapoyas region was conquered by the Inca Empire in the late 15th century. Knowledge of the fate of the local population has been based largely on Inca oral histories,... 6 days
Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along
PHYS.ORG The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its... 6 days
Cold suns, warm exoplanets and methane blankets
SCIENCE DAILY Three million years ago, the sun shone weaker, but Earth stayed surprisingly warm. Carl Sagan thought a greenhouse effect must have been to thank. A model built on 359 chemical processes has finally arrived... 6 days
Scientists pioneer new way to analyze ancient artwork
PHYS.ORG Scientists from UCLA and the National Gallery of Art have used a combination of three advanced imaging techniques to produce a highly detailed analysis of a second century Egyptian painting. 6 days
Linen-Wrapped Mummy Found Inside 3,500-Year-Old Tomb in Luxor
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have excavated two ancient tombs in Luxor, Egypt, that haven't seen the light of day in about 3,500 years, according to the country's antiquities ministry. 6 days
How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot
SCIENCE DAILY During the late Permian, the equator was dry and desert-like, yet surprisingly a hotspot for biodiversity, new paleontological research shows. Similarly to modern rainforests,... 6 days
Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production. Because there is a growing need for... 6 days
Dolphin, bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting
SCIENCE DAILY A new article challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes, and provides a better approach to reducing... 6 days
African deforestation not as great as feared
SCIENCE DAILY The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence shows. 6 days
How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.
PHYS.ORG A whopping 252 million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and bulky early mammal-relatives, a million... 6 days
Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 100-Foot Snake
LIVE SCIENCE These are some of the largest rock engravings found anywhere in the world. 6 days
African deforestation not as great as feared: study
PHYS.ORG The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence by Yale researchers shows. 6 days
How divesting of fossil fuels could help save the planet
PHYS.ORG Recently, a number of institutional investors, including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in Canada and Norway's sovereign wealth fund, announced their intent to reduce their exposure... 7 days
Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 300-Foot Snake
LIVE SCIENCE These are some of the largest rock engravings found anywhere in the world. 7 days
This ancient marsupial lion had an early version of ‘bolt-cutter’ teeth
SCIENCE-NEWS Extinct dog-sized predator crunched with unusual slicers toward the back of its jaw. 7 days
Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules
PHYS.ORG A scientific analysis of fossilised tree resin has caused a rethink of Australia's prehistoric ecosystem, and could pave the way to recovering more preserved palaeobiological artefacts from the time of dinosaurs or prehistoric mammals. 7 days
Dolphin and bear studies pave the way to improved population forecasting
PHYS.ORG A new article by a UNSW Sydney-led team challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes, and provides... 7 days
Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions
PHYS.ORG Different low carbon technologies including wind and solar energy, and fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect greenhouse gas emissions... 7 days
Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove
PHYS.ORG As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. 7 days
Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct
PHYS.ORG Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. 1 week
new horizons corrects its course in the kuiper belt New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt
ASTRO WATCH NASA's New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short, 2.5-minute engine burn on Saturday, Dec. 9 that refined its... 1 week
Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions
SCIENCE DAILY Different low carbon technologies from wind or solar energy to fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect GHG emissions in... 1 week
Halszkaraptor escuilliei: Bizarre New Dinosaur Was a Mix of Aquatic Bird and Theropod
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have discovered what they say is a completely unexpected... 1 week
Understanding Earth's geologic history to predict the future
PHYS.ORG Pratigya Polissar is an organic geochemist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a Center for Climate and Life Fellow. Polissar uses molecular fossils—the remnants of plants and animals preserved in ocean, lake, and... 1 week
Geologists disprove theory about what stopped the formation of the Midcontinent Rift
PHYS.ORG Geologists have corrected a mix-up that made an ancient geological structure in the central U.S. seem hundreds of miles shorter than it really is.... 1 week
Separated since the dinosaurs, bamboo-eating lemurs, pandas share common gut microbes
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common -- despite the fact that they are separated... 1 week
Meet the Strangest New Dinosaur You’ve Ever Seen
HISTORY The oddball dino had a swan-like neck, duck lips, crocodile teeth—and killer claws. 1 week
It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has revealed that an extinct group of marine reptiles called sauropterygians evolved similar... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Planetary scientists from Brown University have proposed a new scenario for the formation of... 1 week
Revising the story of the dispersal of modern humans across Eurasia
SCIENCE DAILY Most people are now familiar with the traditional 'Out of Africa' model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in... 1 week
New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia
SCIENCE DAILY A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years. The findings are based on fossilized remains... 1 week
To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists
PHYS.ORG The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, days ahead of a climate... 1 week
New approach measures early human butchering practices
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that statistical methods and 3-D imaging can be used to accurately measure animal bone cut marks made by prehistoric human butchery, and to help answer pressing questions about human evolution. 1 week
Revising the story of the dispersal of modern humans across Eurasia
PHYS.ORG Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in... 1 week
On the origin of modern humans: Asian perspectives
Science Magazine The traditional "out of Africa" model, which posits a dispersal of modern Homo sapiens across Eurasia as a single wave at ~60,000 years ago and the subsequent replacement of all indigenous populations,... 1 week
More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Classical scholars have discovered a large number of sealings in southeast Turkey. More than 1,000 sealings give new insights into the Greco-Roman pantheon. The finds were in a late antique building complex point to a hitherto... 1 week
It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals
PHYS.ORG A new study led by Oxford University Museum of Natural History has revealed that an extinct... 1 week
530-million-year-old fossil has look of world's oldest eye, study suggests
PHYS.ORG A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals. 1 week
530-million-year-old fossil has look of world's oldest eye, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals. 1 week
Dog-Sized Marsupial Lion Once Lived in Australia: Wakaleo schouteni
SCI-NEWS.COM Paleontologists have discovered a new species of carnivorous marsupial lion that lived 26 to 18 million years ago... 1 week
Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars
PHYS.ORG Today Mars has only a thin atmosphere, and its surface is very dry with the possible exception of... 2 weeks
Photos: Analyzing an Amazing, Amphibious Dinosaur
LIVE SCIENCE About 75 million years ago, an odd dinosaur walked from land into the water, where it used its flipper-like arms to swim in the ocean. 2 weeks
This Dinosaur Fossil Was So Bizarre, Scientists Thought It Was Fake
LIVE SCIENCE The oddball sported a swan-like neck and flippers that possibly helped it swim. 2 weeks
Evidence of early humans found in the jungles of Borneo
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After 20 years, researcher presents the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found
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