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Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms
NEWS MEDICAL A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic... 4 hours
Tropical beetles face extinction threat
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists. 5 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
SCIENCE DAILY Research by planetary scientists finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to... 11 hours
54-Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Hatchling Reveals Ancient Sun Protection
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists from the United States, Sweden, and Japan has retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins... 12 hours
Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
SCIENCE DAILY A new study linking paleoclimatology -- the reconstruction of past global climates -- with historical analysis shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy,... 12 hours
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts About T. Rex, King of the Dinosaurs
LIVE SCIENCE The large carnivorous dinosaur reigned during the late Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago. 12 hours
Humans Migrated Out of Africa to Escape Drying Climate, New Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM Ancient humans left Africa to escape a drying climate, about 60,000 years ago — a finding that contradicts previous suggestions that humens were able... 13 hours
Tropical beetles face extinction threat
PHYS.ORG Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists. 13 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
PHYS.ORG For scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals. Water-carved valleys and... 13 hours
Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for an Egyptian dynasty. 14 hours
Volcanoes may have triggered riots in ancient Egypt
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Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
PHYS.ORG A new study linking paleoclimatology—the reconstruction of past global climates—with historical analysis by researchers at Yale and other institutions shows a link between environmental stress and its impact... 14 hours
Discovery of new water droplet behavior could create more energy-efficient spray drying of products
PHYS.ORG Even in ancient Greece, philosopher Aristotle tried to sum up all the ways that water can behave. Now, about 2,400... 14 hours
400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
LIVE SCIENCE The sprawling stone structures date back thousands of years and drape across old lava fields. 18 hours
Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone
LIVE SCIENCE Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor. 18 hours
New research shows dinosaur dung fertilizes planet
PHYS.ORG Whether it started with exhibits at the Natural History Museum or fun-terrified screams watching Jurassic Park, humans have always been awestruck by dinosaurs. 19 hours
So Much Drama! Roman Amphitheater Found Under Western Wall Tunnels
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Roman amphitheater — one that hasn't seen the light of day in 1,700 years — beneath Jerusalem's Western Wall Tunnels. But subtle clues... 1 day
Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Astonishing Collection of Ancient Seals
SCI-NEWS.COM Archaeologists digging in the City of David, the Old City of Jerusalem, have found dozens of ancient clay seals, also... 2 days
Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction
SCIENCE DAILY Fanged kangaroos -- an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos -- might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought. A new study has found the species might... 2 days
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 2 days
Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser (Update)
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser. 4 days
The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit
LIVE SCIENCE A photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of horses and a dog quickly rose to the top of Reddit. But what's so exciting... 4 days
Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser. 4 days
Huge spike in global carbon emissions linked to El Nino
PHYS.ORG A huge spike in carbon emissions seen in the past couple of years has puzzled scientists, since there was no evidence of a rise in human activities, like... 5 days
Surgeon aims to diagnose deformities of extinct saber-toothed cats
SCIENCE-NEWS Using CT scans, one orthopedic surgeon is on a quest to diagnose deformities in long-dead saber-toothed cats. 5 days
DNA Study Finds No Evidence that Ancient Easter Islanders Intermixed with South Americans
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study of ancient DNA appears to rule out... 5 days
Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinction
PHYS.ORG Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought. 5 days
The Atlantic sturgeon's sojourn
PHYS.ORG Atlantic sturgeon that summer in Maine's Penobscot River estuary can be found in the fall and winter in waters as far away as Nova Scotia and New York City, according to a seven-year University of Maine study of the fish... 5 days
Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived... 5 days
Star tortoise makes meteoric comeback
SCIENCE DAILY The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar's central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and... 5 days
New gene variants reveal the evolution of human skin color
Science Magazine Some of the mutations responsible for lighter skin in Europeans turn out to have an ancient African origin 5 days
Scientists begin bold conservation effort to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate... 6 days
Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?
Science Magazine Study sheds light on the origins of “Tianyuan Man” 6 days
Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries
PHYS.ORG Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating... 6 days
Are plate tectonics key to life? Maybe not, say scientists
PHYS.ORG Earlier this year, researchers announced they had found fossils of microbial life in the rocks of northern Quebec, Canada dating to at least 3.77 billion years old, making... 6 days
Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded... 6 days
Tiny, Transparent Worm Challenges Notions About Sex
NPR Scientists have found a group of worms that haven't reproduced sexually for 18 million years. Normally that would be a recipe for quick extinction, but these little guys seem none the worse for wear. 6 days
Pakakali rukwaensis: Paleontologists Discover New Carnivore from Oligocene Epoch
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists from the United States, Australia and Tanzania has discovered a new species of... 6 days
'Obscure' stalked filter feeder lived in Utah some 500 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY The only fossilized specimen of a species previously unknown to science -- an 'obscure' stalked filter feeder -- has just been detailed for the... 6 days
Scientists begin bold conservation effort to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction
PHYS.ORG An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate... 7 days
Scientists describe 'enigmatic' species that lived in Utah some 500 million years ago
PHYS.ORG To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock—as if a child had scratched a picture of a... 7 days
Considered ecologically extinct in the wild, Burmese star tortoise population has grown to more than 14,000 individuals
PHYS.ORG The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar's central... 7 days
One of planet's largest volcanic eruptions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet. Only two other... 7 days
Combining technology and ancient tracking to save the cheetah
PHYS.ORG A life scientist from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society is investigating whether technology can be combined with the ancient tracking skills of Namibian hunter-gatherers to help save... 7 days
Large ancient flightless birds from Australia, Europe and North America found to be related
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Flinders University, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra and the South Australian... 7 days
Cradle for Life? Ancient Mars Likely Had Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
SPACE.COM Ancient Mars may have harbored deep-sea hydrothermal vents, the same type of environment where many scientists think life on Earth got its start, a recent study suggests. 7 days
ESA’s Rosetta Team Reconstructs Probe’s Final Image
SCI-NEWS.COM Rosetta’s final image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the probe shortly before its controlled impact into the comet’s surface on September... 1 week
Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule
SCIENCE DAILY Two of Earth's five mass extinction events -- times when more than half of the world's species died -- resulted in the survival of a low number of so-called 'weedy'... 1 week
Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
SCIENCE DAILY A large basin on the moon has revealed that its interior is made of a different mineral than Earth's interior, contradicting the theory that the interior of the planets look mostly the same. 1 week
Dinosaur blood? New research urges caution regarding fossilized soft tissue
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have conducted experiments to accelerate degradation in keratinous tissues such as feathers, scales and hair in order to simulate the processes that occur over deep time as... 1 week
Researchers discover an evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists describe an ancient loosening up of a key biochemical pathway that set the stage for the ancestors of beets to develop their characteristic red pigment. 1 week
Evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists describe an ancient loosening up of a key biochemical pathway that set the stage for the ancestors of beets to develop their characteristic red pigment. 1 week
Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction
PHYS.ORG Mass extinctions were followed by periods of low diversity in which certain new species dominated wide regions of the supercontinent Pangaea, reports a new study. 1 week
Ancient pools near Jerusalem set for renovation
PHYS.ORG Ancient pools that provided water to Jerusalem around the time of Jesus are to be restored under a $750,000 renovation funded by the United States, officials said Tuesday. 1 week
New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom
PHYS.ORG A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century. 1 week
Fossil find pushes back date of earliest fused bones in birds by 40 million years
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of... 1 week
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
PHYS.ORG Ancient fossils of a whale species thought to be found only in southern waters have been discovered at... 1 week
Battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium
PHYS.ORG As a warming world moves from fossil fuels toward renewable solar and wind energy, industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store power... 1 week
Dinosaur blood? New research urges caution regarding fossilised soft tissue
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the University of Bristol have conducted experiments to accelerate degradation in keratinous tissues such as feathers, scales and hair in order to simulate the processes that... 1 week
Decades Later, 'Tree Lobster' Stick Insects Escape Extinction
LIVE SCIENCE DNA analysis has revealed that an insect known as a "tree lobster" is not extinct after all. 1 week
Mars’ Eridania Basin Once Held Vast Sea
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has identified what appear to be ancient hydrothermal deposits in the Eridania region in the southern highlands... 1 week
Establishing a conservation breeding program to save the last saola
SCIENCE DAILY The saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), a primitive wild cattle endemic to the Annamite mountain range in Vietnam and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), is in immediate danger of extinction.... 1 week
Ancient whale turns up on wrong side of the world
SCIENCE-NEWS A Southern Hemisphere whale species was briefly a northern resident. 1 week
Archaeologist dives to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus
PHYS.ORG Many of us dream of spending the summer on the water, but for University of Toronto archaeologist Carrie Fulton, it's just another day on the job. 1 week
Establishing a conservation breeding programme to save the last saola
PHYS.ORG The saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), a primitive wild cattle endemic to the Annamite mountain range in Vietnam and Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), is in immediate danger of extinction.... 1 week
Two Ancient DNA Studies Provide New Insights into Lives of Neanderthals and Paleolithic Humans
SCI-NEWS.COM Two separate teams of researchers have used advanced... 2 weeks
3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People
LIVE SCIENCE The massive stone inscription is written in an ancient language called Luwian that just a few scholars can read and it describes the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira. 2 weeks
mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life
ASTRO WATCH The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that... 2 weeks
Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life
PHYS.ORG The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. 2 weeks
Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. The research... 2 weeks
Paleontologists Identify New Species of Prehistoric Marine Crocodile: Ieldraan melkshamensis
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of marine reptile that lived about 163 million years ago (Middle Jurassic epoch)... 2 weeks
Raccoons Solve Aesop’s ‘Crow and Pitcher’ Puzzle
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study published in the journal Animal Cognition demonstrates that raccoons (Procyon lotor) are able to learn to solve complex problems... 2 weeks
Volcanic Eruptions Gave the Ancient Moon a Temporary Atmosphere
SPACE.COM Earth's moon doesn't have much of an atmosphere today. However, it may have had a more prominent atmosphere 3 billion to 4 billion years ago, when volcanic eruptions spewed giant... 2 weeks
Chaco Canyon Photos: Amazing Ruins from an Ancient World
LIVE SCIENCE In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern New Mexico, the ruins of an advanced Pre-Columbian civilization is preserved today within a 53-square-mile national historic park. 2 weeks
In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure
PHYS.ORG Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza's earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement. 2 weeks
DNA confirms amazing Australian isle insect not extinct after all
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Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat? Ancient genome offers clues
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Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
SCIENCE DAILY Early humans seem to have recognized the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to... 2 weeks
Ancient humans avoided inbreeding by networking
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient DNA expands foragers’ social, mating networks. 2 weeks
Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat?
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Ancient genomes show social and reproductive behavior of early Upper Paleolithic foragers
Science Magazine Present-day hunter-gatherers (HGs) live in multilevel social groups essential to sustain a population structure characterized by limited levels of within-band relatedness and inbreeding. When... 2 weeks
New NASA study shows moon once had an atmosphere
PHYS.ORG A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than... 2 weeks
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
PHYS.ORG Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to... 2 weeks
This giant Australian insect is still alive, despite being declared extinct nearly a century ago
Science Magazine The hand-sized Lord Howe Island stick insects now live in a different place 2 weeks
Once declared extinct, Lord Howe Island stick insects really do live
PHYS.ORG Lord Howe Island stick insects were once numerous on the tiny crescent-shaped island off the coast of Australia for which they are named. The insects, which... 2 weeks
Once declared extinct, Lord Howe Island stick insects really do live
SCIENCE DAILY Lord Howe Island stick insects were once numerous on the tiny crescent-shaped island off the coast of Australia for which they are named. Now, biologists who... 2 weeks
Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story. 2 weeks
Photos: Bronze-Age Stone Tools Unearthed at Site of Ancient Stream
LIVE SCIENCE A team of amateur archeologists excavating a Bronze Age site in the United Kingdom has unearthed a cache of unusual stone tools deposited in an ancient stream more... 2 weeks
Bronze Arm Found at Antikythera Shipwreck
LIVE SCIENCE A graceful bronze arm once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera. 2 weeks
Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
PHYS.ORG Ismael Nuraddini peers into a hole in the earth of Iraq's Kurdistan region at what researchers believe could be remnants of a lost city dating back more than 2,000 years. 2 weeks
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
SCIENCE DAILY A new hybrid nanomaterial harvests solar energy and uses it to extract hydrogen from seawater, cheaply and efficiently. Future commercialization could mean a new source of environmentally friendly fuel and less dependence... 2 weeks
Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate
PHYS.ORG Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to very dry about 60,000 years ago, according to research led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. 2 weeks
Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate
SCIENCE DAILY Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to dry about 60,000 years ago, according to new paleoclimate research. What the northeast Africa climate was like when people migrated... 2 weeks
Christina Warinner uncovers ancient tales in dental plaque
SCIENCE-NEWS Molecular biologist Christina Warinner studies calculus, or fossilized dental plaque, which contains a trove of genetic clues to past human diet and disease. 2 weeks
Rampant consumption of hippo teeth combined with incomplete trade records imperil threatened hippo populations
PHYS.ORG Global wildlife trade is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species... 2 weeks
Rich ancient shipwreck off Greece yields more bronze statues
PHYS.ORG Greece's Culture Ministry says archaeologists revisiting one of the most famous shipwrecks of ancient times off southern Greece have found fragments of bronze statues and a section of the wooden... 2 weeks
Newborn Ichthyosaur Reveals Its Last Meal
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South American howler monkeys may be more threatened than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Among the largest primates in the Americas and with one of the loudest calls in the animal kingdom, howler monkeys are iconic species of South American... 2 weeks
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